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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study

TMSAMS focuses on transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements to the Metrorail Stations in Tysons.

  • As of January 2023, 38 of the 41 projects are complete
  • Two projects are under construction
  • One is in design (phase II of Ashgrove Trail)

TMSAMS map

In the map above, each number corresponds with a project that can be found in the following tabs:

Completed Crosswalks

 

Map ID
Project Location
Project Scope
Project Status
1 Boone Boulevard/Aline Avenue Add crosswalks on the north and west legs Complete
2 Colonial Lane/Chain Bridge Road Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
3 Solutions Drive/Greensboro Drive Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
4 Old Meadow Road/Old Meadow Lane Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
5 Raglan Road/Gosnell Road Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
6 Seneca Avenue/Chain Bridge Road Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
7 Tyspring Street/Gosnell Road Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
8 Wall Street/Gosnell Road Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
9 Westbranch Drive/Jones Branch Drive Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
10 Westbranch Drive/Westpark Drive Add crosswalks on north, east, and south legs Complete
16 Route 7/Gosnell Road/Westpark Drive Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
17 Route 7/Spring Hill Road Add crosswalk on the east leg Complete
18 Route 7/Tyco Road/Westwood Center Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
19 Old Gallows Road/Gallows Branch Road Add crosswalk on the north leg Complete
20 Old Courthouse Road/Woodford Road Add crosswalk on the east leg Complete
21 Gallows Road/Boone Boulevard Add crosswalk on the north leg Complete
22 International Drive/Jones Branch Drive/Spring Hill Road Add crosswalk on the south leg Complete
23 International Drive/Tysons Boulevard Add crosswalk on the west leg Complete
28 Gosnell Road/Old Courthouse Road Add crosswalks on the north and east legs Complete
29 Tysons Boulevard/Galleria Drive  Striping changes to eliminate one turn lane Complete
30 International Drive/Greensboro Drive Add crosswalks on south and east legs Complete
38 Westpark Drive/Jones Branch Drive Add crosswalks on south and west legs Complete
39 Route 123/International Drive Add crosswalks on south and east legs Complete

 

Completed Sidewalks/Walkways/Shared-Use Paths

Map ID
Project Location
Project Scope
Project Status
11 Scotts Run Walkway Construct approximately 2,500 LF of asphalt walkway through Scotts Run Stream Valley Park Complete
12 Chain Bridge Road Walkway Non-signalized pedestrian crosswalk on Chain Bridge Road at Seneca Avenue Complete
13 Gallows Road Walkway Sidewalk on northwest corner of Gallows Road and Old Courthouse Road intersection Complete
14 Aline Avenue Walkway Sidewalk on south side of Aline Avenue and east side of Gallows Road Complete
15 Madrillon Road Walkway Sidewalk on east side of Madrillon Road from Boss Street to Gallows Road Complete
24 Vesper Court Trail Multi-purpose trail from Vesper Court to Leesburg Pike Complete
25A Ashgrove Lane Trail Phase 1 Repave and reinforce trail on FCPA park land Complete
27 Route 7 Walkway Phase I Interim pedestrian and bike improvements from Jarrett Valley Dr to Spring Hill Rd Complete
31 I-495 Express Lanes Ped/Bike at Route 123 Bridge from Old Meadow Road to Tysons Corner Center Complete
32 Route 7 Walkway North Side under Route 123 Sidewalk on the north side of Route 123 under the Route 123 interchange Complete
33 Route 7 Walkway South Side under Route 123 Sidewalk on the south side of Route 123 under the Route 123 interchange Complete
34 Gosnell Road Walkway Sidewalk on east side of Gosnell Road, north of Route 123 Complete
35 Dolley Madison Boulevard Walkway Approximately 2,400 LF of multi-use trail and sidewalk from Dolley Madison Boulevard/Great Falls Street to McLean Metrorail Station Complete
36 Jones Branch Connector Extension of Jones Branch Connector from Jones Branch Drive to Dolley Madison Boulevard over I-495 and the I-495 Express Lanes Complete
37 Jones Branch Drive Walkway Sidewalk on south side between Park Run Drive and Westbranch Drive Complete

 

In-Progress Projects

Map ID
Project Location
Project Scope
Project Status
25B Ashgrove Lane Trail Phase 2 10-foot wide asphalt trail from Ashgrove Plantation Trail to Westwood Center Drive

Design

Expected Completion: TBD

26 Old Courthouse Road Trail Trail on one side from Westbriar Court/Fairway Drive northeast to Battery Park Street

Construction 

Expected Completion: Jan. 2023

40 Route 7 Walkway Phase II Pedestrian and bike improvements along Route 7 from Jarrett Valley Dr to Beulah Rd

Construction 

Expected Completion: July 2024

 

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TMSAMS Final Report TMSAMS Final Report

TMSAMS Final Report - November 2011 (25 MB PDF file)

Attachments

Background

The Wiehle Avenue/Reston Parkway Station Access Management Plan, completed in April of 2008, identified necessary transportation improvements to enhance multimodal access to and from the future Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway Metrorail Stations. The finalized plan was so well received that the Board of Supervisors requested a similar study be completed for the four rail stations currently under construction in Tysons Corner.

In June 2010, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted a new Comprehensive Plan for Tysons Corner to take advantage of the arrival of Metrorail service to Tysons and transform the area from the auto-oriented, suburban development pattern that exists today into a true urban downtown for Fairfax County. The Tysons Plan calls for a walkable, pedestrian and bicycle friendly Tysons that will eventually be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 workers. While the Tysons Plan outlines a long-term vision for Tysons, it does not provide a multimodal access management plan to address near term access to the Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner.

In order to create a multimodal access management plan for the Metrorail stations, currently under construction, in Tysons Corner, as well as to get the public to begin thinking about how they will reach the stations, the BOS approved funding for the Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study (TMSAMS) project on June 1, 2009. The ultimate objective of the study was to create a document that can be used as a tool for the BOS to make funding decisions on multi-modal transportation improvement projects, specifically to access the Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner, as funding becomes available.

A TMSAMS Advisory Group was formed to guide the study through its completion, determine what information to present to the public, how best to present the information and how to collect public input. Representing a broad spectrum of interests, the TMSAMS Advisory Group consisted of representatives from each of the BOS district offices that include and encompass Tysons Corner, residents from each of these districts, bicycle advocates, representatives from the business and development community as well as staff from the Fairfax County Park Authority, the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs and the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Office. It was staffed by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. Along with the Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center, the TMSAMS Advisory Group selected three recently completed Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) studies to provide the basis for recommended alternative mode transportation improvements in the TMSAMS effort. These studies are: the Fairfax County Transit Development Plan (TDP), the Tysons Corner Sidewalk Analysis, and the Tysons Corner Bicycle Master Plan.

The Perspectives Group, a private public-outreach consulting firm with extensive Tysons related experience, conducted a comprehensive public involvement process for TMSAMS. This public involvement process included a total of four initial public meetings, approximately 20 key stakeholder interviews and the development of a TMSAMS web site with an online survey. This highly successful public involvement process resulted in over 250 people attending one of the four public meetings and over 1,900 people participating in the TMSAMS online survey.

After this extensive public involvement process was complete, The Perspectives Group compiled the results of the input collected and produced the TMSAMS Final Report, including summaries from all areas of the outreach effort. Section 6 of the report highlights the top ranked bus transit, pedestrian and bicycle facility improvement recommendations, specifically improving access to the four new rail stations, from Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center, the Fairfax County Transit Development Plan, the Tysons Corner Sidewalk Analysis and the Tysons Corner Bicycle Master Plan. A final public meeting, with over 95 people in attendance, was held on October 4th, 2011 to present the findings of the TMSAMS public outreach effort.

Also included in this report are recommendations from the TMSAMS Advisory Group for additional improvements, additional analysis and increased use of technological innovations to address transportation related issues not covered by the FCDOT studies that were incorporated into the TMSAMS effort. As previously stated, the ultimate objective of this study is to create a document that can be used as a tool for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS) to make funding decisions on multi-modal transportation improvement projects, to access the Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner. In order to reach this objective, FCDOT staff conducted a thorough assessment of the priorities and recommendations contained in the TMSAMS Final Report and developed the "FCDOT Staff Recommend List of TMSAMS Projects and Associated Cost Estimates" document as well as the "Staff Responses to TMSAMS Advisory Group Recommendations" document. These documents were approved by the BOS during their May 22nd, 2012 meeting and are available using the links at the top of this page.

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