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Fairfax County Parkway will get a makeover

Wednesday - 3/28/2012, 4:02am  ET

Fairfax County Parkway (Courtesy of Flickr/Dougtone)
Work on the Fairfax County Parkway will start in April. (Courtesy of Flickr/Dougtone)

Adam Tuss, wtop.com

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Fairfax County Parkway, which can carry as many as 75,000 vehicles a day, is about to get that new car feel.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says 24 miles of the 32-mile road will soon be repaved. From Route 7 in Dranesville to Rolling Road in Springfield, new asphalt will be added. The project costs $19 million.

Work will start in April, with the northern section of the parkway between Route 7 and Route 606/Baron Cameron Avenue being repaved first. Most of the work will take place at night and on the weekends. There will be lane closures. All of the work is scheduled to be finished by October.

Sections of the parkway that will not get new asphalt are those that have been repaved over the last five years.

In advance of the project, VDOT will hold a number of public meetings about the construction. Each will start at 7 p.m.

  • April 11: Armstrong Elementary School, 11900 Lake Newport Rd., Reston, Va.

  • April 17: Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va.

  • April 24: VDOT District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Va.

  • May 2: West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Rd., Springfield, Va.

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