VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Ellen Kamilakis
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NR20-071

Aug. 18, 2020



New Traffic Signal at Rippon Boulevard and Blackburn Road in Woodbridge
Improvements include Accessible Pedestrian Signals, right- and left-turn lanes

WOODBRIDGE – A new traffic signal at Rippon Boulevard and Blackburn Road in Woodbridge aimed at improving safety for pedestrians and drivers and improving operations at the intersection is now in service, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The project’s other improvements include:

  • Two Accessible Pedestrian Signal crossings
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades
  • Upgraded concrete island at northwest corner of intersection with pedestrian cut-thru and new crosswalk across southbound Blackburn Road slip ramp to westbound Rippon Boulevard
  • Right- and left-turn lanes along eastbound and westbound Rippon Boulevard
  • Flashing yellow arrows for left turns from Rippon Boulevard to Blackburn Road

In the coming weeks, final pavement markings will be added to the intersection as part of paving and restriping in the area.
           
Final detail work will occur into the fall with minimal impacts to traffic. The $1.1 million project is financed with federal and state funding.

At the intersection, Rippon Boulevard averages 11,000 vehicles a day and Blackburn Road averages up to 6,800.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

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