123 is a great route if you are trying to avoid I-495, I-395, or I-95. It is also a thoroughfare that runs through McLean, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax, Occoquan, and Woodbridge. 123 is accessible from major routes including the George Washington Parkway, Dulles Toll Road, I-495, Leesburg Pike (Route 7), I-66, US-50, Route 236, Braddock Road, I-95, and US-1.
123 runs for 29.0 miles from the Maryland/Virginia/DC border all the way down to Woodbridge, VA in Prince William County. The estimated time to get from DC to Woodbridge via 123 is approximately an hour.
Tip: Commuting from Downtown Washington, DC to Woodbridge, VA
During the work-week, many commuters take I-395/95 from Washington, DC to get home in the evening. This can be a pain during rush hour especially between Newington and Woodbridge on I-95. The following route may be able to cut some time out of your evening commute.
On I-95 Southbound
- Take exit 166B and head south for 0.03 miles towards the Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 617
- Merge onto the Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 617 and drive for 1.6 miles
- Continue onto VA-638 N/Rolling Road for 0.4 miles
- Take the VA-7100 N/Fairfax County Parkway ramp on the right and continue on the parkway for 1.9 miles
- Take the Pohick Road/VA 641 S exit towards Hooes Road
- Continue straight for 0.1 miles and then turn LEFT onto Seabrook Lane (this immediate turn into Hooes Road)
- Continue on Hooes Road for 2.8 miles then turn RIGHT onto Furnace Road.
- Drive for 0.2 miles then turn LEFT onto Ox Road/123 and continue for 3.5 miles until you reach US 1 in Woodbridge, Virginia