VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Mike Murphy


Jan. 31, 2020

Frye Road Improvements in Mount Vernon Complete
Enhancements include new rectangular rapid flashing beacons, high-visibility crosswalk

MOUNT VERNON – Several enhancements aimed at improving driver and pedestrian safety are complete on Frye Road just north of Route 1 (Richmond Highway), according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The improvements, located between Route 1 and Madge Lane, include rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) with push buttons and audible indications for the visually impaired. RRFBs provide a strobe-like flashing to drivers after a pedestrian pushes the button before crossing.

The other improvements include:

  • A high-visibility crosswalk
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps
  • Pedestrian warning and other road signage
  • Pavement markings
  • Concrete median

Frye Road averages 5,400 vehicles a day in the area of the improvements.

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