West Falls Church Multimodal Improvements

Project Status

Utility Undergrounding and Sanitary Sewer Installation In Progress

Falls Church Gateway Partners (FCGP) have begun installing conduit to run dry utility lines undergrounding. Conduit has been installed along Mustang Alley and is in progress along Haycock Road. Undergrounding work is expected to last through February 2020. 

Construction on the West End Sanitary Sewer and Mustang Alley Connector Sewer projects will start in January 2020 through June 2020. The new sewer line is designed to accommodate increased flows from the new George Mason High School and future development project at the corner of Haycock Road and W Broad Street / Route 7. 

Drivers should expect traffic delays around the construction project until June 2020, including lane closures on Haycock Road and Shreve Road. You may wish to seek alternate routes. Read the letter to residents living near the project

West End Sanitary Sewer Lane Closure Maps 2020

About the Project

The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion near the George Mason High School Campus, future Little City Commons development, and the neighboring West Falls Church Metro Station in Fairfax County. Project activity will be at or near the Chestnut Street and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, Haycock Road and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, and Haycock Road and Schools’ Access Road intersection 

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The project includes improvements for many modes of transportation, including: 

  • Installation or replacement and synchronization of four traffic signals at or near the Chestnut Street and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, Haycock Road and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, and Haycock Road and Schools’ Access Road intersection. 
  • A HAWK (high-intensity pedestrian activated crosswalk) on Haycock Road, to allow better connectivity and access to the school campus. 
  • Pedestrian access improvements, such as widening sidewalks, at the above listed intersections as well as along W Broad Street between the West Falls Church Metro Station and Haycock Road. 
  • Bus stop enhancements at or near the above listed intersections. 
  • Bicycle access improvements, including near the newly installed Capital Bikeshare stations near the High School campus. 
  • Utility undergrounding and relocation.

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Funding

This project is funded through a $15.7 million dollar Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) grant. Learn more about NVTA funded projects in the City of Falls Church and neighboring jurisdictions.

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Schedule 

Construction of the underground utility conduit will continue through May 2020. Sanitary sewer installation will continue through June 2020.  

The timing of project design and construction will be coordinated with the new High School construction and future Little City Commons development. 

City staff expects that design, engineering, and environmental work related to the streetscape improvements and new signals will begin in Fiscal Year 2021, with construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2022. 

More Information

For more information, please contact Sue Long at 703-248-5350 (TTY 711).