In Design: Frontier Drive Extension in Fairfax County
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This project, in partnership with Fairfax County, will extend Frontier Drive (Route 2677) from its southern terminus at Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Loisdale Road (Route 789).
Preliminary design plans include:
A four-lane divided roadway (combination of new construction and improvements to existing Springfield Center Drive) with a shared-use path on one side and sidewalk on the other
New braided ramps at the Frontier Drive/Franconia-Springfield Parkway interchange
A new intersection at Metro Access Road with Frontier Drive
- Reconfigured sections of the Franconia-Springfield Metro station circulatory road and access to parking garage entrances, all existing access points will be maintained
Within the project limits, Frontier Drive averages 33,000 vehicles a day and Franconia-Springfield Parkway averages up to 53,000.
Preliminary Engineering: $12.6 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $38.5 million
Construction: $129.1 million
Total: $180.2 million
These project costs are subject to change as the project design is further developed. The preliminary engineering phase is currently funded by Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; additional funding opportunities will be pursued as they become available.
The project aims to relieve congestion and improve access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, the Springfield Mall and Town Center area, the General Services Administration (GSA) complex, the Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus and the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) building on Springfield Center Drive.
Public Information Meeting - December 2017
Virtual Public Information Meeting - May 2021
Design Public Hearing - Summer 2022
Design Approval - Fall 2022
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
Begin Construction - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
Location & Design
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Other relevant links:
Preliminary Noise Report - April 2018
Major funding source: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
Phase: In Design
State ID: 2677-029-204, P101, R201, C501
Federal ID: STP/F-5B01 (030)
Lat/Long: 38.766313, -77.172249