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Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6 | News

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Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6
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Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

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On Wednesday, July 6, a six-month detour begins for through traffic on Fair Lakes Parkway at Fairfax County Parkway, as part of the ongoing interchange construction at this location.

The first phase of the detour will prohibit Fair Lakes Parkway through traffic at the Fairfax County Parkway. Motorists will be directed from Fair Lakes Parkway to Fair Lakes Circle and back to Fair Lakes Parkway.

Motorists will continue to have access to and from the Fairfax County Parkway during this phase of the detour, which will be in place through the fall 2011. Electronic message signs will be in place to direct drivers through the detour. It is expected to add about five to ten minutes to trips through the area.

The next phases of the detour, for right turns from Monument Drive to Fair Lakes Parkway and left turns from Fair Lakes Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway, are scheduled for this fall, and will also be announced in advance. Motorists can view all phases of the detour and maps at the project web page here.

In addition to the detour, the speed limit on Fair Lakes Parkway will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph.

The new $69.5 million interchange at Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway will improve pedestrian and cyclist access, widen more than three miles of the Fairfax County Parkway, and improve traffic flow by separating local and Parkway traffic through this busy area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

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