VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Mike Murphy 703-638-8547


Oct. 13, 2021

New Traffic Signal at Pleasant Valley Road and Herndon Avenue in Chantilly
Improvements include Accessible Pedestrian Signal and flashing yellow arrows

CHANTILLY – A new traffic signal is now in service at Pleasant Valley Road (Route 609) and Herndon Avenue (Route 742) that aims to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers and improve operations at the intersection, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Other project improvements include an Accessible Pedestrian Signal crossing along the entrance to the Rajdhani Mandir temple, and flashing yellow arrows from northbound Pleasant Valley Road onto Herndon Avenue and southbound Pleasant Valley Road to the temple entrance.

Construction began in February on the intersection improvements. The $347,000 project is financed with state funding.

In this area, Pleasant Valley Road averages 8,500 vehicles a day and Herndon Avenue averages 4,800 based on 2019 data.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns, limit distractions and follow detour route signage.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.
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