The Fairfax County Parkway Extension project is partially complete but a noteworthy addition has already been opened. For many drivers who frequent this area, the issue of the Parkway randomly ending and starting again (miles away in a different part of the county no less) has finally been resolved. The new extension of the Fairfax County Parkway (7100) connects the junction of the original Fairfax County Parkway and Rolling Road (638) to the already existing portion of the Fairfax County Parkway in and around Ft. Belvoir. If you are coming from points around the junction of Rolling Road and the Fairfax County Parkway, this extension provides another route to I-95.
Rolling Road/Fairfax County Parkway Exit of the Fairfax County Parkway to the Tulley Gate entrance of Ft. Belvoir
This extension can cut up to six minutes off of your commute. Before the extension was added, drivers were forced to take either Rolling Road/Pohick Road (638) or the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (7900)/Backlick Road (617) to get to Ft. Belvoir (Tulley Gate). The Rolling Road/Pohick Road option took 11 minutes (5.9 miles). The Franconia-Springfield Parkway/Backlick Road option took14 minutes (7.6 miles). It takes approximately 8 minutes (5.5 miles) to get from the beginning of the new extension of the Fairfax County Parkway to the Tulley Gate of Ft. Belvoir.