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Russell Road at Route 1 STARS Safety and Operational Improvements Study

Enhancements at the Russell Road/Route 1 interchange in Prince William County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
April 2020

Est Completion Date
Late Fall 2020

Phase
Study

Cost
$179,000 (Study)

Locality
Prince William

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Clinton Smith, P.E.
Planning

Rahul Trivedi, P.E.
Planning

Note: Virtual public involvement occurred Oct. 2-19. View the video presentation below (a PDF version of the presentation can be viewed here).

About the Study

This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study is assessing potential safety and operational improvements for the Russell Road and Route 1 interchange. 

The interchange experiences frequent backups, especially on weekdays during peak commute hours. Additionally, rerouted traffic during I-95 incidents compound the congestion. These backups are contributing factors to crashes in the area. 

The potential Russell Road and Route 1 interchange improvements include:

Intersection of Russell Road and ramps west of Route 1: 

  • Adding a traffic signal, improving safety by widening all intersection lanes to 12 feet, and eliminating the existing westbound Russell Road merge west of the intersection.
  • Adding a traffic signal, providing a free-flow right-turn lane from eastbound Russell Road to southbound Route 1, and widening Russell Road from two to four lanes between I-95 and the bridge over Route 1.

Intersection of Russell Road and ramps east of Route 1:

  • Adding a traffic signal, constructing a second left-turn lane from northbound Route 1 to eastbound Russell Road, and widening Russell Road from two to four lanes.
  • Adding a traffic signal, building a new ramp from northbound Route 1 to eastbound Russell Road, and widening Russell Road from two to four lanes.
  • Installng a Continuous Green-T signal (allowing continuous eastbound traffic along Russell Road), constructing a second left-turn lane from northbound Route 1 to eastbound Russell Road, and widening Russell Road from two to four lanes.

Please note that this study does not set construction dates for any improvements, but develops proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding and consider including in their comprehensive plans

Schedule
Begin Study - April 2020
Virtual Public Involvement - Oct. 2-19, 2020
Study Completion - Late Fall 2020

Resources

Virtual Public Involvement Video Presentation, Survey and PDF Presentation - Oct. 2-19, 2020

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