VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard | Mike Murphy


May 5, 2022

Virtual Public Information Meeting May 12 on Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) STARS Study
Participate and give feedback online; learn more at virginiadot.org/Route236Stars

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information meeting Thursday, May 12 on a STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study that is assessing potential operational, safety and accessibility improvements for about four miles of Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) between I-495 in Annandale and I-395 in Alexandria.

Potential study improvements being assessed include:

  • Innovative intersection enhancements at Backlick Road
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon at Minor Lane
  • Raised medians between Markham Street and John Marr Drive
  • Traffic signal and crosswalks at Green Spring Road
  • Improved traffic flow from eastbound Route 236 to I-395

Route 236 averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data.

Get Involved

In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual meeting and give feedback in the following ways through Tuesday, May 31:  

  • Attend the Thursday, May 12 online Register at virginiadot.org/Route236Stars or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 833-548-0276 (use meeting ID number 845-6536-0256 and passcode 438475). The study team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. In case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Monday, May 23.
  • Provide comments via the online survey or by email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov.
  • Mail comments to Mr. Waqas Siddiqui, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Meeting materials and the presentation will be available online at virginiadot.org/Route236Stars, including the recorded presentation after the meeting.

The study is expected to be complete and posted online this summer. This study does not set construction dates for any improvements, but develops proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding. 

This study is being completed through VDOT’s Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program that aim to identify cost-effective measures to improve safety and reduce congestion.

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