New traffic light on southbound Route 286
Good news for Fairfax County Parkway commuters; roadwork near the new National Museum of the U.S. Army will wrap up within the next 30 days, according to officials at Fort Belvoir.
Once complete, the new northbound and southbound traffic lights at Liberty Drive will be unveiled and activated, flashing steadily for three days before becoming fully operational.
Garrison officials added that construction on Lieber Gate along Richmond Highway should be largely complete by this October—a few months later than anticipated. The gate won’t officially open until next year, however, due to the installation and certification of Automated Installation Entry equipment by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Eventually, the new gate will enable Fort Belvoir employees to access the North Post directly from Richmond Highway, reducing traffic congestion at Tulley Gate and along Route 1, according to the Army’s final site and building plans.
Despite the ongoing construction work at Lieber Gate, the installation’s Family and MWR still plans to hold its 22nd annual Oktoberfest celebration for the general public at Fremont Field from September 27-30.