Traffic Alert: Braddock Road Construction

Posted: September 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm, Last Updated: September 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

From September 16 – 20 between 9am – 3pm, lane closures on Braddock Road will continue between Ox Road/Route 123 and Roanoke River Road as the median is finished and the left turn lane is extended.

On Monday and Tuesday, September 16 – 17, the left turn lane on Braddock Road at Roanoke River Road (across from University Mall) may be closed at times.

On Braddock Road between Ox Road/Route 123 and Roanoke River Road, the eastbound left through (straight) lane may be closed at times throughout the week.

It is best to avoid Braddock Road and use alternate routes to and from the Fairfax Campus.

For those traveling from the west, from the Centreville area and Fairfax County Parkway/Route 286, you can use:

  1. Lee Highway/Route 29
    • Left on Shirley Gate Road, right on Lee Highway/Route 29
  2. Right on Main Street
  3. Right on Ox Road/Route 123
  4. Left onto University Drive to enter campus

Make sure to allow extra time for your commute. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as these road improvements continue.

September 16-20 is “Try Transit Week” in Virginia. It’s a great week to use alternative transportation to campus, including buses, bicycling, and carpooling. You can find or share a ride at

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Gravatar Image for Erika Erika writes:

If I’m correct, the traffic on Main Street/50 in the morning would make the suggested alternate route take about as long as braving it through the construction. I’d advise fellow students to avoid the alternate route and just come earlier.

Gravatar Image for Lori Yi Lori Yi writes:

Hello Erika,
Thank you for the suggestion. The majority of the traffic and need for an alternative route is during construction hours of 9am – 3pm, which is after and before the morning and evening commutes.


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