If you live at the Gates of McLean you may or may not have heard of the new road ramp being planned right outside the community. The ramp will connect Scotts Crossing Road to Jones Branch on the other side of I-495. The connector will create an alternative route across the beltway and also connect to the new HOT lanes.
The new ramp will also impact the main and side entry to the Gates of McLean. The ramp will be built in front of building 1521 approximately where Scotts Crossing currently is and will gradually increase in height to 21 feet at the west end of the building (about the third floor.) There is a setback from the building for landscaping and a fire lane – but the view and noise levels will be impacted (see below.)
Fairfax County currently has out a “Fairfax County Dept. of Transportation Request for Qualifications for Final Design of The Jones Branch Connector” (wow, that is a mouthful…) Final Design Completion is planned for Fall 2015. In exisitence already is a “30% plan” that was updated on 1/18/2013.