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Route 50 STARS Safety and Operational Improvements Study - Chantilly

Route 28 to Stringfellow Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
September 2017

Est Completion Date
Summer 2020

Phase
Study

Cost
$317,000 (Study only)

Lengths and Limits
Rt 28 to Stringfellow Rd (2 mi)

Locality
Fairfax

Contact
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: A public information meeting was held Jan. 30.

Meeting Materials and Displays

About the Study

This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study is assessing potential safety and operational improvements for nearly two miles of Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) between Route 28 (Sully Road) and Stringfellow Road (Route 645). 

Currently, this segment of Route 50 experiences congestion in the morning and evening peak periods and a high number of crashes. Route 50 averages 71,000 vehicles a day within the study limits.

Potential short-term improvement options include: 

  • Adding reflective traffic signal backplates
  • Upgrading pedestrian ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • Replacing and adding pavement and crosswalk markings 
  • Providing additional signage
  • Continuing the traffic signal timing optimization program
  • Adding pedestrian signals in the median (two-stage crossing)
  • Converting bus stops to bus shelters
  • Adding a Galesbury Lane and Lees Corner Road sidewalk connection

Potential mid-term improvement options include:

Schedule
Begin Study - September 2017
Public Information Meeting - January 2020
Study Completion - Summer 2020

Resources

Public Information Meeting - January 2020 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays

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