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Fairfax County Parkway Overpass Opens

Donegal Lane access shuts down.

Workers remove the traffic signal on the Fairfax County Parkway Tuesday, April 10, to make way for the new overpass that is part of the last phase of the Fairfax County Parkway project.

Workers remove the traffic signal on the Fairfax County Parkway Tuesday, April 10, to make way for the new overpass that is part of the last phase of the Fairfax County Parkway project. Photo courtesy of VDOT

On Tuesday, April 10, VDOT closed Donegal Road in Springfield as part of phase III of the $23 million Fairfax County Parkway project.

Workers removed the traffic signal and opened the new overpass that will carry vehicles from the Hooes Road side of the Fairfax County Parkway to Rolling Road, which was relocated over the parkway. This is intended to improve the flow of traffic for cars going to I-95 and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

This overpass is a major portion of phase III of the $174 million parkway project. In the coming weeks, motorists will see the ramp heading from the Fairfax County Parkway to the new section of the parkway widened to two lanes, and the access to Rolling Road improved as well. Before the project is complete in mid-July, the section of the parkway that narrows to one lane will be widened to two lanes.

The 35-mile parkway stretches from Leesburg Pike (U.S. Route 7) in Dranesville to Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1) in Lorton.

For more information on the Fairfax County Parkway Phase 3 Project, visit the website at: www.fcparkway.com/index.htm