State Route 286 - Fairfax County Parkway

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Fairfax County Parkway became a primary road on February 15, 2012 as approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The transfer makes the route eligible for federal funding and maintenance. Fairfax County Parkway was renumbered from SSR 7100 to Virginia 286, as were Franconia-Springfield Parkway (SSR 7900 to Virginia 289) and Prince William Parkway (SSR 3000 to Virginia 294) in the same action.1

SSR 611 north
SSR 611 (Telegraph Road) meets Virginia 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) at a diamond interchange outside Fort Belvoir. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Fairfax County heads north to the Exit 166 full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 and an end at Fullerton Road. The parkway is planned to continue northwest to Virginia 289 (Franconia Springfield Parkway). Photo taken 12/26/06.
Virginia 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) leads east from Telegraph Road to U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway). Photo taken 12/26/06.
Virginia 286 south
Heading south from SSR 611 (Telegraph Road) along Virginia 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) south through Fort Belvoir. Photo taken 12/26/06.
John J. Kingman Road intersects Fairfax County Parkway at Farrar Road through Fort Belvoir. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Continuing south from Kingman Road, drivers see the next reassurance shield for Virginia 286. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Backlick Road loops east from Fairfax County Parkway to Beulah Street and U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway). The next Virginia 286 lies south of its intersection with the parkway. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Virginia 286 concludes at a signalized intersection with U.S. 1. U.S. 1 travels east-west through Fort Belvoir between Lorton and the Mt. Vernon area. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 continues south along Richmond Highway to Woodbridge. Northbound travelers meet Virginia 235 in 1.6 miles west of Mt. Vernon. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 heads south from Alexandria to Fort Belvoir and Fairfax County Parkway. Continuing south, the US route parallels Interstate 95 to Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Petersburg. Photo taken 12/26/06.

Sources:

  1. "THREE MAJOR PARKWAYS NOW PRIMARY ROADS." VDOT news release, February 16, 2012.


Photo Credits:

12/26/06 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1

Page Updated 02-16-2012.