Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) STARS StudyAssessing improvements between I-495 in Fairfax County and I-395 in the City of Alexandria
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
I-495 to I-395 (~ 4 mi)
Alexandria and Fairfax
About the Study
This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study 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.
The study is assessing existing traffic and safety conditions along Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) and congestion that occurs during morning and evening peak periods. The study team solicited public input regarding corridor priorities during virtual public involvement in June-July 2021. This feedback was used to help develop potential operational, safety and accessibility alternatives that were evaluated and presented at a virtual public information meeting in May 2022.
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 (Little River Turnpike) averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data.
Begin Study - March 2021
Virtual Public Involvement - June-July 2021
Virtual Public Information Meeting - May 2022
Study Completion - Summer 2022