Fairfax County Parkway Extension: April 29th meeting at WSHS

Phase III and IV of the Fairfax County Parkway Extension was funded last year using federal stimulus money. Essentially, phases III and IV provide the entrance and exit ramps at each end of the parkway project.  Phase IV construction began in July 2009 and scheduled to be completed in July 2011.

Phase III has just been awarded to Shirley Design and Build.  Their design approval is scheduled for August 2010 with a completion date of July 2012.  A Public Information meeting will be on April 29, 2010 from 6p.m. until 8 p.m. at West Springfield High School to discuss Phase III. This is your opportunity to have input into the final design.

The old Phase III design comes from a 2003 design that was based on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) standards, environmental assessment studies and citizen input.  However, some changes have been made.  Click here for the current plan.

Some of the changes include:
A.) Existing Rolling Road and Old Rolling Road do not need to be shifted.

B.) The Donegal Lane / Hooes Road intersection will change. Those living in Chancellor

Farms, Donegal Farms and Bethelen Woods will have to make a right turn onto Old Rolling Road and enter the Parkway in the vicinity of the overpass.

C.) Hooes Road will be widened slightly and its location will not be shifted. This

eliminates the intersection in the vicinity of Presidential Hills community.

D.) The west ramp off of the Parkway will be widened.

E.) The overpass has shifted southward on Rolling Road and away from the

Donegal / Hooes Road intersection.

All construction information can be found at Delegate Dave Albo’s website, www.davealbo.com, or on Virginia’s Department of Transportation website.

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