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  • County of Fairfax, Virginia

    Department of Transportation

    Update on Transportation Activities in and around Tysons

    Greater Tysons Citizens CoalitionJune 18, 2015

    Tom Biesiadny, DirectorFairfax County Department of Transportation

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    Many Transportation Activities Underway in the Tysons Area

    • Silver Line Construction - Status Report• Silver Line Usage• Phase I Bus Services Changes• Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections• Grid of Streets• Major Projects Update• Intersection Improvements• Transportation Demand Management

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    Silver Line Construction –Status Report

    • Phase Io Punchlist – Ongoing (VDOT, WMATA,

    and Fairfax County) Fairfax County 274 items, 130

    open Project Closeout anticipated - end

    of 2015 Task Order Contract awarded May

    7, 2015 o Final Phase I close out - $2.982B vs.

    $2.905 $76M budget adjustment to finalize

    Phase 1 work (2.6% change); No impact to toll rates

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    Silver Line Construction –Status Report

    • Phase IIo Total Project Status (all bid packages) Overall Project – 16.5% Design – 81% Construction – 4.5%

    o Highlights Enabling/Utility work at Herndon and Innovation Center Stations Aerial Guideway at Dulles Airport under construction Rail Yard at Dulles Airport in design Updated schedule – extension of about 13 months

    o Budget - $2.775B Total Contingency - $551.M (Remaining $529.4M)

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    Silver Line Usage• Silver Line Ridership

    – 16,000 boardings per day – 8,600 boardings at Wiehle-RE – 1,400 boardings at Spring Hill– 1,100 boardings at Greensboro– 3,000 boardings at Tysons Corner– 1,600 boardings at McLean

    • Station Parking – Wiehle-Reston East: about 95%+ full– McLean (Scotts Run North - Private) : about 40% full– Tysons Corner (Silver Line Center - Private): 100 spaces– Private lots possible at Greensboro and Spring Hill

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    Phase I Bus Service Changes• Service increases in Tysons, Vienna and McLean areas• Two rounds of service changes since July 2014.• January 2015:

    – Schedule changes to improve on-time performance– Re-established some bus service connections

    • May 2015: – Revised Tysons Circulator routes

    and Reston (RIBS routes) to provide more direct service

    – Simplified service; reduced overlap– Improved Express Lanes service to

    Burke, Lorton and Springfield• Receiving positive feedback from riders

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    Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections

    • Tysons Metro Station Access Management Study (TMSAMS) Recommendations

    • More than 30 pedestrian and bicycle recommendations

    • Implementation underway– 12 projects completed– 9 projects under design– 9 projects in land acquisition– 5 projects under construction

    • Status on County websitehttp://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/silverline/tysonsimp.htm

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    Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections• Ash Grove Trail

    – Temporary repaving completed– Land acquisition underway for more significant project

    • Vesper Trail – Design approximately 60% complete– Coordination with Dominion on-going

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    Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections• Scotts Run Trail

    – Project Agreement with Park Authority approved– Design work to begin Summer 2015

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    Bike Facilities• 8 miles of bike facilities will be added in Tysons this summer through

    VDOT’s repaving project. Paving expected to begin soon!

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    Grid of Streets• Conceptual street grid included in Comprehensive Plan Amendment• Consolidated Traffic Impact Analysis completed• Revised grid developed• Studies of individual grid connections, as needed

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    Grid of Streets – Approved Segments

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    Major Projects Update• Jones Branch Connector (Route 123 to Jones Branch)

    – Design: 75% complete– Land Acquisition Activities Underway; will formally start in October– VDOT to oversee construction– Scheduled completion 2018

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    Major Projects Update• Route 7 Bridge over Dulles Toll Road: design-build contract

    approved (6/17)

    • Route 7 Widening (Jarrett Valley to Reston Avenue)– Preliminary design work completed – Project segmentation– Additional funding approved (6/17)– Design work continuing

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    Major Projects Update• Route 7/Route 123 Interchange/Route 7 Widening (Route 123 to I-495)

    – Feasibility study underway– Interchange concepts being developed

    • Route 123 Improvements (Dulles Connector Road to I-495)– Design of median U-Turn concept being developed through proffer

    • Boone Boulevard (Ashgrove to Gosnell)– Conceptual Grid prepared for Tysons West– Important to provide parallel roadway to Route 7 and access– Alignment will depend on rezoning cases (some in progress)– No active County project

    • Cleveland Ramp – Tysons East Connector Study– Alternatives analysis underway; anticipated completion: August 2015

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    Intersection Improvements• 29 intersections studied; Mitigation strategies being developed. • Community meetings will be scheduled for specific projects as they


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    Transportation Demand Management• Tysons Partnership has developed a new TDM program that is

    providing services to property owners on a subscription basis• County participates on oversight board• Services include: trip reduction strategies, ridematching assistance,

    telework support, transit incentives, monitor travel behaviors, program branding and marketing.

    • So far 8 companies have signed on to participate• Contributions and commitments are being included in proffers

    associated with development approved after the June 2010 Comprehensive Plan Amendment

    • Example of contributions: TMA Contribution: $0.10 per sq. foot office, $0.05 per sq. foot residential;

    • Incentive Fund: $0.02 per sq. foot office or residential Department of Transportation


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    Other• Update of Tysons Comprehensive Plan Amendment

    – Planning Commission Tysons Committee has completed initial review of updates to the plan

    – Results of studies identified in follow up motions, revised grid, completed activities, and Tysons Transportation Funding Plan

    – Expect Planning Commission to release for review in July 2015.– Public hearing anticipated in Fall 2015Development– Existing Development: 48.6 M sq. feet– Under Construction: 2.8 M sq. feet– Approved: 31.8 M sq. feet– Proposed: 13.0 M sq. feet– Total: 96.2 M sq. feet

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