VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis


March 14, 2022

Traffic Signal Upgraded at Columbia Pike and Lacy Boulevard in Bailey's Crossroads
Pedestrian improvements include new accessible crossings

BAILEY’S CROSSROADS – Improvements to enhance pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations are now active at the intersection of Columbia Pike (Route 244) and Lacy Boulevard, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The traffic signal upgrades include new mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates and signs. Also, drivers on Columbia Pike now have flashing yellow arrows for left turns from Columbia Pike to Lacy Boulevard and Maple Court.

Pedestrians have four new high visibility crosswalks with Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection. Other pedestrian improvements include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades.

Construction began in January 2021, with final detail work occurring in the coming weeks with minimal impacts to traffic. The $579,000 project is financed with federal funding.

In this area, Columbia Pike averages about 35,000 vehicles a day, Lacy Boulevard averages 5,300 and Maple Court averages 1,300 based on 2019 data.

To learn more about the project, visit the VDOT project webpage.

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