Parkway extension work begins this week

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The Central Motors building at 7238 Fullerton Road will be demolished to clear way for the first phase of the Fairfax County Parkway extension. Demolition starts Monday, July 14 and will last for approximately three weeks. Road construction is expected to begin in the fall.

The building and its foundation will be demolished with an excavator during weekday daytime hours only.

The parkway extension project has four phases, the first two of which are funded. When all four phases are complete, the project will connect the existing terminus of the Fairfax County Parkway at Rolling Road to Interstate 95, marking the completion of the entire Fairfax County Parkway from Route 7 in the north to Route 1 in the south.

Phase one and two are currently funded at $116 million and are expected to be completed by late 2010. Preliminary engineering plans are complete for phases three and four, which have an estimated construction cost of $58 million.

The Department of the Army, the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department of Transportation are working together to complete the entire $174 million project.

This link of the Fairfax County Parkway will have two lanes in each direction and includes right of way to expand to six lanes in the future.

By 2010, phases one and two will include the following improvements:

  • Four through lanes between Fullerton Road and Donegal Lane,
    connecting to the current Rolling Road alignment, the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route
    7900.)
  • Improved commuter access to I-95
  • New ramps to Fullerton Road and an EPG access road

Phases three and four, which are not funded will include the following:

  • Hooes and Rolling Road access ramps to the parkway
  • Boudinot Drive extension and grade-separated loop ramp,
    providing access from Fullerton to the parkway

More project details are available at www.virginiadot.org/projects

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