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Route 29 Study (Buckleys Gate Drive/Summit Drive to Jermantown Road)

Public Meeting Set for June 5, 2024

FCDOT will hold a second public meeting on the Route 29 Corridor Study (from Buckley's Gate Drive/Summit Drive to Jermantown Road) on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to summarize feedback from the first meeting and survey held earlier this year, and to present at-grade intersection improvements and modifications that address bicycle and pedestrian comfort and safety, as well as operational efficiencies. 

Join the online meeting via Teams

Join online via the WebMeeting ID: 212 340 193 86; Passcode: ax7kwi 

Dial in to the meeting: 571-429-5982; Phone Conference ID: 233 878 548# 

Background Information

Route 29 Study Map

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is conducting a study on the Route 29 corridor, between Buckleys Gate Drive/Summit Drive near the Fairfax County Parkway (VA 286) and Jermantown Road. The purpose of this study is to reassess the long-term needs of the corridor and develop solutions that serve residents and commuters, while moving away from the interchanges that are identified in the current Fairfax County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). 

The Study will assess options for maintaining future safety, mobility and accessibility for both non-motorized and motorized transportation users, while taking into consideration impacts on development, the environment and cost to taxpayers. The study also will explore the multimodal potential of the Route 29 corridor, such as possible bike and pedestrian facilities.

This study and its recommendations will be coordinated with the ongoing Fairfax Center Area Comprehensive Plan Amendment, where land use and transportation needs for the core of the suburban center are being reassessed, and the Active Fairfax planning effort, where the County is assessing plans countywide for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Study Corridor

The Route 29 study corridor, as shown in the Figure, spans approximately 2.9 miles between the intersection of Buckley’s Gate Drive/Summit Drive to the intersection of Jermantown Road at the city of Fairfax line. The study corridor predominantly serves residential land uses, along with public facilities, retail, commercial and office uses.

This segment of Route 29 is a six-lane divided roadway that includes the following:

  • turn lanes at nine signalized and five unsignalized intersections;
  • a two-way undivided service road on portions of the south side of Route 29;
  • a multi-use primary trail that runs between Legato Road and Jermantown Road on the north side of Route 29, serving pedestrians and bicyclists; and
  • pedestrian crossings at all signalized intersections, except at Piney Branch Road.

Only WMATA’s Metrobus Route 1C runs along Route 29 corridor between Ridge Top Road and Jermantown Road.

Public Meetings

FCDOT held its first public meeting on the Route 29 Study on March 12, 2024. 

  • Watch the meeting video
  • View the meeting presentation

Comments were accepted through March 29, 2024.


The study began in March 2023 and the anticipated completion is Summer 2024.

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