Braddock Road and Old Lee Road Safety and Operational Improvements StudyIntersection enhancements and realignment of the Braddock Road S-curve in Fairfax County
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.
Begin Study - October 2018
Public Information Meeting - February 2020
Virtual Public Information Meeting - September 2020
Study Completion - Late Fall 2020
Public Information Meeting - Feb. 2020 (Ad)