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Braddock Road and Old Lee Road Safety and Operational Improvements Study

Intersection enhancements and realignment of the Braddock Road S-curve in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
October 2018

Est Completion Date
Late Fall 2020

Phase
Study

Cost
$170,000 (Study)

Locality
Fairfax

Contact
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: A virtual public information meeting was held Sept. 30, watch the video here. View more meeting-related information here.

About the Study

This study is assessing potential safety and operational improvements at the intersection of Braddock Road (Route 620) and Old Lee Road, and the S-curve on Braddock Road between Pleasant Valley Road and Old Lee Road. 

The intersection and S-curve experience morning and evening peak period congestion and crashes. The S-curve can sometimes cause issues for vehicles navigating sharp turns along this stretch of road. Within the study limits, Braddock Road averages 9,200 vehicles a day and Old Lee Road averages 8,200.

The concepts being studied include realignment of the S-curve and intersection enhancements at Braddock Road and Old Lee Road such as turn lanes and innovative intersection improvements. The preferred alternative as highlighted at the February public information meeting includes:

  • Constructing the S-curve portion of Braddock Road on a new, straighter alignment
  • Building a new traffic signal at the Braddock Road and Old Lee Road intersection
  • Constructing a “jughandle” lane for turns from eastbound Braddock Road to Old Lee Road (“jughandle” is an at-grade ramp allowing drivers to make indirect left turns and/or U-turns)
  • Adding a right-turn lane from Old Lee Road to westbound Braddock Road

This study does not set construction dates for any of the alternatives. The purpose of this study is to develop proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding, including SMART SCALE.

Schedule
Begin Study - October 2018
Public Information Meeting - February 2020
Virtual Public Information Meeting - September 2020
Study Completion - Late Fall 2020

Resources

Virtual Public Information Meeting VideoPDF PresentationComment Sheet and Ad - September 2020

Public Information Meeting - February 2020 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays

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