Fairfax Parkway extension opening
The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to open the northbound lanes of the two-mile Fairfax County Parkway extension Friday evening. In preparation, VDOT is making some traffic adjustments.
Starting about 7 p.m., if rain doesn't interfere with the schedule, Rolling Road will close at Donegal Lane. Traffic will be shifted right onto Donegal and then back to Rolling Road, where it will run parallel to the parkway extension before heading off to the old Rolling Road path.
Motorists heading north from the Fullerton Road intersection will follow Rolling Road through several shifts onto Donegal Lane, then shift to the right and back left onto Rolling Road. Northbound motorists will follow this route until Friday evening, when the northbound lanes are scheduled to open. Southbound drivers on Rolling Road will follow this route until early Tuesday, when the southbound lanes of the parkway open.
Bottom line: Expect delays till Tuesday morning if you don't avoid Rolling Road from the Fairfax County Parkway to the intersection of Rolling Road and Fullerton Road. After that, drivers in both directions on the Fairfax County Parkway will have a new link to Interstate 95.
| September 16, 2010; 6:25 PM ET
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