In Design: Rolling Road Widening and Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Improvements in Fairfax County

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Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Improvements

This project (completed in November 2021):

  • Added a second left-turn lane from northbound Rolling Road (Route 638) to westbound Old Keene Mill Road (Route 644)
  • Added a dedicated right-turn lane from northbound Rolling Road to eastbound Old Keene Mill Road
  • Striped four higher-visibility crosswalks
  • Replaced pedestrian signals with ones that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and accessible
  • Replaced the traffic signal to accommodate the new turn lanes
  • Reconstructed the median along Rolling Road just south of Old Keene Mill Road

At the intersection, Rolling Road averages about 25,000 vehicles a day and Old Keene Mill Road averages about 35,000 based on 2019 data.

Rolling Road Widening 

Plans include:

  • Widening Rolling Road from two to four lanes between Viola Street and Old Keene Mill Road
  • Traffic signal upgrades 
  • A shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Access management improvements 

The project team has worked with Fairfax County to consider alternative design options, including the possibility of undergrounding utilities. This option was evaluated based on feasibility, potential property impacts, cost and schedule. This is no longer being pursued due to cost.

Within the widening project limits, Rolling Road averages about 21,000 vehicles a day based on 2019 data.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $7.2 million
Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $1.6 million
Rolling Road Widening Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $23.3 million
Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Construction: $3.6 million
Rolling Road Widening Construction: $41.3 million
Total: $79.8 million

This project is financed with federal, state (including Revenue Sharing), county and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.

Benefits 

This project aims to relieve congestion, improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians and improve operations.

Major Milestones 

Public Information Meeting - June 2016
Public Information Meeting - November 2017
Categorical Exclusion Reevaluation Document Available - February 2018
Design Public Hearing - February 2018
Begin Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Right of Way Acquisition - July 2019
Begin Rolling Road Widening Right of Way Acquisition - February 2020
Advertise Old Keene Mill Road Intersection for Construction - October 2020
Award Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Construction Contract - December 2020
Begin Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Construction - February 2021
Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Improvements Open - October 2021
Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Final Completion - November 2021
Begin Rolling Road Widening Construction - Early 2024

Resources

Contact Info:

Oscar Jamilla, DPE, PMP
Construction
(Old Keene Mill Intersection)
703-259-2769

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction
(Old Keene Mill Intersection)
703-259-2947

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
(Rolling Road Widening)
703-259-2239

Other relevant links:

Old Keene Mill Road Intersection Improvements Opening News Release - October 2021

Preliminary Traffic Management Plans for Rolling Road Widening - August 2019

General Notes, Rolling Road Median Removal and Temporary Pavement Installation from Hunter Village Drive to Kenwood Avenue, Widening of Southbound Rolling Road from Birmingham Lane to Hunter Village Drive and Northbound Rolling Road from Glover Court to Kenwood Avenue, Widening of Northbound Rolling Road from Hunter Village Drive to Glover Court and Southbound Rolling Road from Kenwood Avenue to Birmingham Lane, Rolling Road Median Construction from Hunter Village Drive to Kenwood Avenue and Pedestrian Access

Noise Study - June 2019

Final Report and Appendices: A - CD and E - J

Crosswalk Analysis Report  - August 2018

Categorical Exclusion Reevaluation - 
Feb. 2018 (Ad)

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: Old Keene Mill Intersection: Completed

Rolling Road Widening: In Design

UPC: 5559, 109814

State ID: 0638-029-156, P104, R204, C504; 0638-029-337, R201, C501

Federal ID: STP-5401 (691), STP-5B01 (073)

Lat/Long: 38.771279, -77.231865

Locality: Fairfax

Page last modified: Nov. 5, 2021