Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway Suite 1048
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Caperton,
Director, Urban Centers Section


The roadway has become increasingly strained as Tysons Corner and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area have grown.
If Tysons is to remain successful and accommodate future growth, it must transform its existing auto-oriented transportation network and development pattern into a more sustainable, transit-oriented, walkable, urban environment. The opening of Metrorail’s Silver Line, with four stations in Tysons, as well as the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center in 2010, provide tremendous opportunity for this transformation to take place.

The Comprehensive Plan for the Tysons Corner Urban Center envisions a 24-hour urban center for Tysons that will be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. If this vision is to be realized, the transportation network in the future must give people choices for making trips while still accommodating automobiles. Creating a livable, walkable Tysons will require that the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users be given preference, in many circumstances, over the need to move people by automobile.

In order to maximize the use of four new Metrorail Stations and support the goals of the Comprehensive Plan to transform Tysons from a suburban office park into a thriving, transit-oriented, pedestrian and bicycle friendly urban center, the following projects and studies are currently being undertaken:

Fairfax County is moving forward to implement this new transportation system. The links below will continue to keep residents informed on the status of this transformation:

Current Projects

Jones Branch Connector: Multimodal connection between Tysons East (Route 123) and West (Jones Branch Drive)

Tysons Metrorail Station Access Improvements: Access improvements to Metrorail stations in Tysons, as identified in the Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study

Neighborhood Intersection Improvements: Formulation of policies and procedures, including measurable strategies to be included as part of the overall monitoring, to address traffic congestion in communities surrounding Tysons

Silver Line Metrorail Project: The Silver Line is a 23 Mile Metrorail extension connecting Tysons, Reston, Herndon, and the Dulles Airport areas of Fairfax County to the regional Metrorail system

Route 7 Walkway: Construction of new sidewalks along both sides of Route 7 under Route 123 to connect to the Greensboro Metro Station

I-495 Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge: Construction of new bicycle/pedestrian bridge along I-495 from the top of Old Meadow Road to Tysons Corner Center

Capital Bikeshare: Provide on-demand bicycles for public use

Vesper, Scotts Run, and Ashgrove Trails: Construct new bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting surrounding residential neighborhoods to the Metrorail Stations

Current Studies

Route 7 Corridor Transit Study: Assessment of Travel needs within the Route 7 corridor between Tysons and the City of Alexandria. Concurrently with Phase III, the County will study how the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will function in Tysons and how Route 7 between the Beltway and Route 123 should be designed to accommodate BRT.

Tysons Neighborhood Traffic Study: Analysis of 2030 traffic impacts and potential mitigation measures for intersections in the neighborhoods surrounding Tysons.  Preliminary findings can be found here.

Route 123 Modified Intersection Treatment (Inside and Outside the Beltway) / Route 123 Corridor Study: Study will determine the optimal improvement measures which would enhance traffic operations, safety and accessibility along Route 123.

Route 7 / 123 Intersection Study: Evaluation of options to reconfigure the intersection of Route 7 and Route 123 to accommodate future demand.

Lincoln Street: A feasibility study for a new roadway connection between Old Meadow Road and Magarity Road as part of the redevelopment of Tysons.

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