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Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: PopesHead ()
Date: January 29, 2014 12:22PM

An overpass at 286 & Popes Head! Looks pretty likely to happen in the not-so-distant future:

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2014/01/whats-on-fairfax-countys-priority.html

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Re: Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: Lived here forever ()
Date: January 30, 2014 06:39AM

It says the list is the highlights but taking out the light and left turn at Burke Center Pkwy/286 and building an interchange at Braddock/123 would be nice, too.

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Re: Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: matt 703 ()
Date: January 30, 2014 09:37AM

Lived here forever Wrote:
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> It says the list is the highlights but taking out
> the light and left turn at Burke Center Pkwy/286
> and building an interchange at Braddock/123 would
> be nice, too.

agreed! Not sure why Pope's Head took preference. It's nasty during rush hour and causes backup, but the ones you mention are worse in my experience.

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Re: Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: January 30, 2014 12:26PM

Makes sense to me because it extends the Freeway portion from Rt.50 (which they did terrible job redoing) to Burke Center Parkway by another 2-3 miles?

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Re: Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: PhjJC ()
Date: January 30, 2014 12:51PM

Lived here forever Wrote:
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> and building an interchange at Braddock/123 would
> be nice, too.

Too much property at the intersection including George Mason's. GM is pretty stingy when it comes to giving up land for local transportation projects.

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Re: Popes Head Interchange
Posted by: Lived here forever ()
Date: January 30, 2014 04:17PM

PhjJC Wrote:
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> Lived here forever Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > and building an interchange at Braddock/123
> would
> > be nice, too.
>
> Too much property at the intersection including
> George Mason's. GM is pretty stingy when it comes
> to giving up land for local transportation
> projects.

I know, I went there when VDOT was trying to get Braddock widened--all the whining about losing the tree buffer--which happened anyway when Va Power upgraded the transmission lines. If only Braddock was elevated from before 123 to just past Sideburn with surface access roads for GMU and University Mall (like Franconia Road at Springfield Mall)...

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