The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has released a summary of the public outreach from its Spring 2019 community meetings for the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways.

The study process has sought to explore improvements and make recommendations for the 31-mile corridor that stretches from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) in Herndon to Route 1 (Richmond Highway) in Alexandria. To date, FCDOT has held two rounds of community meetings with opportunities for feedback and public comment in person and through online surveys.

The good news is that, across the board, the most popular strategies for evaluation were three that represented bicycle and pedestrian enhancements as well as capacity improvements (widening and intersection/interchange improvements). You can read the entire report here.

The study team is currently developing and testing alternative improvements and anticipates announcing preliminary recommendations at a third round of meetings later this winter. The final study report and recommendations are scheduled for presentation to the Board of Supervisors in late spring or early summer of 2020.

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