Tysons

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway Suite 755
Fairfax, VA 22035

Suzie Battista, AICP,
Chief, Urban Centers Section

Transportation

Transforming Tysons. By 2050, the plan is for Tysons to have evolved into a 24-hour urban center that will be home to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs. Creating a livable Tysons will require a new way of thinking about travel, commuting, leisure and more. Fairfax County is making progress to prioritize the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users to ensure this growing urban core can accommodate residents, commuters and visitors alike. Please see the following projects and studies below to stay informed of transportation updates:

Tysons Grid of Streets
Tysons Grid of Streets

Current Tysons Projects

Major Roadway Projects

Route 7 Widening - Reston Avenue to Dulles Toll Road:

Route 7 Widening - Route 123 to I-495:

  • Two new lanes in the median for future BRT, widen roadway to outside to preserve 6-lane section
  • Route 7 widening study is being coordinated with the BRT study
  • BRT final recommendations approved by Board of Supervisors in July 2021
  • Staff recommends allocating $7.8 million in service district revenues to fully fund design 

Route 7 Widening - I-495 to I-66:

  • Route 7 BRT alignment was approved by BOS in July 2021
  • Planning work is underway including BRT lanes
  • $10.5 million in service district funds approved for design and land acquisition

Ramps from Greensboro Drive to Dulles Toll Road:

  • Study began January 2021, completed in Summer 2022
  • Will include aerial imaging and ground surveys
  • $1 million in service district funds approved for study/engineering

Intersection Projects

Route 123 Modified Intersection Treatment (I-495 to the Dulles Connector Road)

  • Multiple options being considered and evaluated including Super Street Option selected in the previous study, Cleveland Ramp and various roadway improvements

Route 123 Modified Intersection Treatment (I-495 to International Drive)

  • Multiple options being considered and evaluated including the Comprehensive Plan recommendation and various roadway improvements

Tysons 7B Projects

Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study Improvement Projects (TMSAMS)

The TMSAMS projects focus on transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvement projects to enhance access to the Metrorail Stations in Tysons:

  • As of August 2022, 37 of the 41 projects are complete
  • Three projects are under construction
  • One is in design (phase II of Ashgrove Trail)
  • One project was completed since June 2020

Current Projects: 

  1. Ashgrove Lane Trail - 10-foot wide asphalt trail from Ashgrove Plantation Trail to Westwood Center Drive
  2. Old Courthouse Road Trail - From Westbriar Court/Fairway Drive northeast to Battery Park Street
  3. Bridge from Old Meadow Road to Tysons Corner Center
  4. Pedestrian and bike improvements along Route 7 from Jarrett Valley Drive to Beulah Road

 

Other Projects

Silver Line Extension:

  • A 23-mile Metrorail extension will connect Tysons West, Reston, Herndon, and the Dulles Airport areas of Fairfax County

Tysons Fire Station/Transit Wet Center:

  • Redevelopment of the fire station on Jones Branch Drive to include a five-bay fire station and seven-bay bus transit facility
  • Includes new access to Dulles Roll Road
  • Total project estimate is $20,000,000
  • Design is underway

Proposed Fairfax Connector Route 798, Tysons to Bethesda:

  • Part of regional response to I-495 American Legion Bridge capacity issues
  • Linking Metrorail’s Silver and Red lines will provide a faster transit connection between Maryland and Fairfax County than is currently possible via Metrorail
  • Route will link three major activity Centers: Bethesda, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Tysons
  • Service is funded

Proposed Route 798

 

Pedestrian Bridge

Construction of new bicycle/pedestrian bridge along I-495 from the top of Old Meadow Road to Tysons Corner CenterOld Meadow Bridge

Lincoln Street

Connection between Old Meadow Road and Magarity Road currently in design phase; construction to begin Spring 2024

Lincoln Street Project

Capital Bikeshare

Provides 14-Tysons area locations for on-demand bicycles, with more stations coming soonBikeshare

Current Studies

Route 7 Corridor Transit Study

Envision Route 7 Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC)

Assessment of Travel needs within the Route 7 corridor between Tysons and the City of Alexandria.

  • Currently in Phase IV
  • County studying how the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will function in Tysons, Route 7 to Mark Center in Alexandria 
  • Phase III completed Fall 2019

Route 7 BRT Study Fairfax County 

Tysons Neighborhood Traffic Study

Analysis of 2030 traffic impacts and potential mitigation measures for intersections in the neighborhoods surrounding Tysons.

Projects Advancing

Lewinsville Road and Spring Hill Road:

  • Finalizing detailed traffic comparison analysis of Offset T-Intersection and conventional intersection
  • Lewinsville Coalition Virtual Meeting to present comparison analysis for both options: Spring 2021
  • Estimated completion of study: mid 2022

Lewinsville Road and Leesburg Pike

  • Part of the VDOT Route 7 Widening Project (Jarrett Valley Drive to Reston Avenue)
  • Concept for this intersection is a displaced left turn
  • Estimated completion: July 2024

Balls Hill Road and Old Dominion Drive:

  • Preferred T-Intersection Improvements Option A.1 Intermediate design submitted in July 2021
  • Final walkway connections throughout the project are being analyzed
  • Design is being refined to reduce right of way needs
  • Preparing information for a Community Information Meeting in spring 2022

Dolley Madison Boulevard Corridor Study

Includes the following Neighborhood Study intersections:

  1. Dolley Madison Boulevard at Lewinsville Road/ Great Falls Street
  2. Dolley Madison Boulevard at Old Dominion Drive
  3. Lewinsville Road at Balls Hill Road
  4. Great Falls Street and Chain Bridge Road
  5. Lewinsville Road and Old Maple Drive
  6. Dolley Madison Boulevard and Ingleside Avenue
  7. Old Dominion Drive and Ingleside Avenue/Park Avenue
  • Analysis of short-term and long-term mitigation measures has been completed
  • A community meeting was conducted in June 2019
  • A survey concerning mitigation measures was conducted during Summer 2019
  • Meetings were held with the District Supervisor in February and December 2020, October 2021, and February 2022.
  • The next community meeting is anticipated in Spring 2022
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