Monday, April 22, 2013
Officers will be watching drivers closely on Fairfax County Parkway the week of April 21.
The Fairfax County Police Department bagan its "50 Means 50" initiative Sunday April 21, according to a recent new release. The week-long initiative will be led by the Traffic Division of the Operations Support Bureau and the Patrol Division of FCPD as officers keep a look out for reckless drivers along Fairfax County Parkway. The annual campaign will target reckless drivers, texting while driving, speeding, following too closely and failure to pay full time and attention on the Fairfax County Parkway. During the same time period last year, officers issued 714 citations on the Parkway for offenses in these categories. Different vehicles including motorcycles, Mustangs, Camaros, Impalas, pick-up trucks and other unmarked and marked police …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By Supervisor Pat Herrity
Tuesday, February 12
We have had some successes in improving parts of the Parkway (completing the full Parkway repaving, the Fair Lakes Interchange project, and converting the Parkway to a primary road), but even with these improvements, the Parkway is experiencing significant congestion. In order to get in front of the problem and before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66, I have asked the Board of Supervisors at today’s meeting to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conduct a Corridor Improvement Study (CIS). A CIS will provide a comprehensive look at what improvements need to be made to the Parkway in order to keep up with increased use. The study will outline short and long term solutions, examine various methods for…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The interchange is intended to help improve traffic flow in the area.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened the new Fairfax County Parkway bridges over Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive to traffic on Thursday morning. According to a news release, motorists will now have a five-mile stretch without a traffic signal between Popes Head Road and Route 50. The overpass extends from south of Fair Lakes Parkway to north of Monument Drive. The entire project cost $69.5 million and is funded through stimulus, the release states. In addition to the overpass, the project widens Fairfax County Parkway from four to six lanes from south of I-66 to north of Rugby Road. The goal with the interchange is to help improve traffic flow in the area by separating local and parkway traffic. Fairfax County …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Herrity and members of the Springfield District Council will discuss improvements along Fairfax County Parkway and how it's affecting traffic.
Supervisor Pat Herrity, the Springfield District Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will discuss the improvements taking place along Fairfax County Parkway during a town meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School. Although there are some successes with the improvements along this major road, it has caused significant congestion. The town meeting will take place to "get in front of the problem and establish a vision for its long-term future before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66," according to a recent news release. The following will be discussed during Tuesday's meeting:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
UPDATE: Driver identified; roads to reopen by noon, police say.
UPDATE 11:45 a.m. Roadways should be reopened to traffic by noon, according to Virginia State Police, after a fatal fiery crash Wednesday morning. The driver, Edwin H. Hall, 59, of Charles Town, W.Va., died at the scene, according to police. His remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for examination and autopsy. --- UPDATE 8 a.m. Clean-up efforts in the Wednesday morning fatal truck crash will block Exit 166B on I-95 northbound as well as the ramp from VA-286 to I-95 northbound for most of the morning, according to a Fairfax County alert. "These operations have potential to impact the afternoon commute as well. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route," a county alert advises. --- UPDATE 7 a…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Lane will reduce traffic congestion for Prince William, Fairfax counties.
After 30 months of construction, the recently completed fourth lane of Interstate 95 was officially celebrated Thursday morning. The six-mile stretch from Route 123 in Occoquan up to Fairfax County Parkway will improve commuting for more than 220,000 vehicles during the rush hour northbound in the morning and southbound in the evening. Virginia Department of Transportation celebrated the project’s three-month-early completion date with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Route 123 commuter parking lot in Woodbridge, complete with representatives from around the I-95 corridor. Virginia Megaprojects spokesperson Mike Salmon said that the additional lane would shave off 10 to 20 minutes during the morning and evening rush hours. “It will prevent…