Recently Completed: Route 29 Northbound Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements in Fairfax County

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Please note: This project was completed in November 2023.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in November 2023.

This project constructed missing segments of the shared-use path along northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street (Route 243).

The project also extended the Route 29 culvert over a tributary of Accotink Creek just west of Nutley Street to accommodate the shared-use path.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $1.2 million
Construction - $1.4 million
Total - $3.8 million

This project was financed with local funding and part of the concession fee provided under the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Comprehensive Agreement.


The project aims to improve safety and bicyclist and pedestrian access including to the Vienna Metro station and Towers Park.

Major Milestones 

Public Information Meeting - March 2019
First Notice of Willingness to Hold a Public Hearing - May 2019
Second Notice of Willingness to Hold a Public Hearing - June 2019
Notice of de minimis Impact on Towers Park - January 2021
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - September 2021
Advertise for Construction - July 2022
Award Construction Contract - September 2022
Begin Construction - November 2022
Shared-Use Path Open to Bicyclists and Pedestrians - October 2023
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony - November 2023
Final Completion - November 2023


Contact Info:

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM

Oscar Jamilla, DPE, PMP

Project Photos

Major funding source: Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Concession Fee

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 113518

State ID: 0029-029-414, C501, D614, P101, R201

Federal ID: NHPP-5A01 (946), NHPP-5B01 (153), NHPP-5B01 (231)

Lat/Long: 38.871861, -77.264436

Locality: Fairfax

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Route 29 and Vaden Drive intersection: Pre-construction
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Facing northbound Route 29 just beyond Vaden Drive: Pre-construction
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Terminus of northbound Route 29 shared-use path near Goldenwave Court: Pre-construction
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Gap in northbound Route 29 shared-use path at tributary of Accotink Creek: Pre-construction

Page last modified: Nov. 27, 2023