After 20 years of planning and negotiations, traffic from west Springfield can access I-95 through the opening of Fullerton Road from Rolling Road. On Friday, Nov. 21, that intersection finally opened, providing another commuter access to and from Rolling Road. Officials and residents gathered at the new intersection for the official opening.
"It’s basically going to be our missing link to the Fairfax County Parkway, while we wait for it to be built," Kauffman said.
Springfield Chamber of Commerce president, Tammy Shapiro looked at it as a straight shot to her business on Boudinot Drive. She formerly had to drive down Rolling to Alban Road, and then up to Boudinot.
"Now I can come to Rolling and go straight up. For me, it backs up on Alban Road, and this will eliminate that," Shapiro said.
Work on the intersection began last year, and the final product was completed under the budgeted $996,235 price tag, according to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
<1b>— Mike Salmon