Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By Supervisor Pat Herrity
Tuesday, February 12
We have had some successes in improving parts of the Parkway (completing the full Parkway repaving, the Fair Lakes Interchange project, and converting the Parkway to a primary road), but even with these improvements, the Parkway is experiencing significant congestion. In order to get in front of the problem and before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66, I have asked the Board of Supervisors at today’s meeting to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conduct a Corridor Improvement Study (CIS). A CIS will provide a comprehensive look at what improvements need to be made to the Parkway in order to keep up with increased use. The study will outline short and long term solutions, examine various methods for…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The interchange is intended to help improve traffic flow in the area.
The Virginia Department of Transportation opened the new Fairfax County Parkway bridges over Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive to traffic Thursday morning. Motorists will now have a five-mile stretch without a traffic signal between Popes Head Road and Route 50. The overpass extends from south of Fair Lakes Parkway to north of Monument Drive. The entire project cost $69.5 million and is funded through stimulus, according to a news release. In addition to the overpass, the project widens Fairfax County Parkway from four to six lanes from south of I-66 to north of Rugby Road. The goal with the interchange is to help improve traffic flow in the area by separating local and parkway traffic. Fairfax County Parkway was first built in the …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Herrity and members of the Springfield District Council will discuss improvements along Fairfax County Parkway and how it's affecting traffic.
Supervisor Pat Herrity, the Springfield District Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will discuss the improvements taking place along Fairfax County Parkway during a town meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School. Although there are some successes with the improvements along this major road, it has caused significant congestion. The town meeting will take place to "get in front of the problem and establish a vision for its long-term future before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66," according to a recent news release. The following will be discussed during Tuesday's meeting:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Residents can get information from the county and Virginia departments of transportation on current and future projects.
Residents will be able to get updates from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Transportation on current and future projects at a town hall meeting Tuesday. Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity will host the meeting for residents, which will focus in part on the future of the Fairfax County Parkway (formerly Route 7100, now Route 286) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Robinson Secondary School. For more information, contact the Springfield District Office at 703-451-8873, TTY 711.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The closure begins Tuesday.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The intersection of Donegal Lane and the Fairfax County Parkway will permanently close starting April 10. Virginia Department of Transportation officials said that the intersection is closing and an overpass will instead carry the new alignment of Rolling Road over the Parkway. Multiple lane closures will begin starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Drivers may also run into temporary traffic stoppages between 10 a.m. and noon to allow crews to remove traffic signals. Once the roadwork is complete, drivers will not be able to access Donegal Lane from the Fairfax County Parkway. Instead, they will have to take Rolling Road or take the Barta Road exit ramp. For more information, go to vamegaprojects.com.