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Fairfax building Springfield park & ride

Fairfax County will begin work next week on a new Park & Ride lot on Old Keane Mill Road by Springfield Boulevard starting with the demolition of the former Circuit City building.

The construction site is fenced off, but it's near the area known as Bob's Slug Line, which the county says will remain open from 5:45 to 9:15 a.m. The county transportation department asks that people use the the sidewalks along Springfield Boulevard and Old Keene Mill Road to reach their carpools or buses.

The slug line has been around for decades, and used to be on the site of a Bob's Big Boy restaurant. It's got pretty easy access to the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on I-95/395. Most of the carpoolers who assemble at Bob's are heading for 14th Street or L'Enfant Plaza, according to Slug-Lines.com, the very helpful site where sluggers exchange information.

The county bought the old Circuit City site in March with the intent of creating a 270-space Park & Ride lot, which should be open by the end of the year. The transportation department says that a 1,000-space garage could be developed on the site if money becomes available.

These are the three other park and ride sites in that area:
-- Springfield Plaza, 6400 Springfield Plaza, 258 spaces.
-- American Legion, 6500 Amherst Ave., 100 spaces.
-- Springfield United Methodist Church, 6501 Spring Rd., 56 spaces.

By Robert Thomson  | June 30, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Northern Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, slugging  
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Good move.

Posted by: lsf07 | June 30, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

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