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New interchange in Newington

By Robert Thomson

Construction updates | Travel tips l Capital Weather Gang

The Virginia Department of Transportation this afternoon plans to open the southbound lanes of Fullerton Road at its new interchange with the Fairfax County Parkway in Newington. On Thursday, drivers should be able to use the northbound lanes as well.

The signal at Fullerton Road and the parkway is being replaced with the grade-separated interchange. Motorists coming from Backlick Road will have direct access to Fullerton, which will pass beneath the new section of the parkway.

Fullerton Rd overpass.jpg Fullerton underpass. (Mike Salmon/VDOT)

This is the latest development in the parkway extension project since VDOT opened the extra two miles of parkway in September.

Motorists traveling on the parkway toward Fullerton Road will no longer be detoured to Barta Road. Instead, they can take the Backlick Road exit from the parkway to reach the Fullerton Industrial Park and Costco just as they had before construction began. When the ramp to Boudinot Drive is completed next summer, motorists will have several options to access Fullerton Road.

By Robert Thomson  | November 16, 2010; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Construction, Driving, Northern Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax County Parkway  
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