The Virginia Department of Transportation and Metro will hold a joint virtual location & design public hearing and NEPA public hearing Tuesday, July 12th on plans to extend Frontier Drive (Route 267) from its southern terminus at Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Loisdale Road (Route 789).
The project will involve changes in limited access control and includes:
The project aims to relieve congestion and improve access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, the Springfield Mall and Town Center area, the General Services Administration (GSA) complex, the Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus and the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) building on Springfield Center Drive.
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 23 CFR Part 771, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration and will be available for public review and comment. In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and 36 CFR 800, information concerning the potential effects of the proposed improvements on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places is included in the EA. An executive summary (also available in Korean and Spanish), the EA and related reports are available online at virginiadot.org/FrontierDrive.
Within the project limits, Frontier Drive averages 33,000 vehicles a day and Franconia-Springfield Parkway averages about 53,000 based on 2019 data.
The project is partially funded for the preliminary engineering and right of way phases and is financed with federal, state, Fairfax County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding. Additional funding opportunities will be pursued as they become available.
In lieu of an in-person hearing, VDOT and Metro invite residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual hearing and give feedback in the following ways through Friday, July 29:
Meeting materials and the presentation will be available online at virginiadot.org/FrontierDrive, including the recorded presentation after the meeting.
VDOT and Metro ensure nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at 703-259-1775. ASL interpretation will be provided. Languages other than English interpretation/translation services can be provided free of charge upon request. For ASL assistance, contact Metro at 202-962-2511.