VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Oct. 13, 2020
Virtual Update on Route 50 Study in Falls Church Now Available
Watch online presentation and give feedback via online survey
FALLS CHURCH – The Virginia Department of Transportation is offering a virtual update and comment period on potential improvements being studied along Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) between Jaguar Trail and Wilson Boulevard.
In lieu of an in-person presentation that was targeted for this spring, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more and share feedback from home. A video presentation covers draft alternatives that have been developed since the first public information meeting was held in October 2019, and residents can take an online survey through Oct. 30.
The presentation and survey (also available in Spanish and Vietnamese), past meeting materials and more study details are all available at virginiadot.org/route50fallschurchstudy. Comments can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mr. Bobby Mangalath, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Some of the potential improvements in the draft include:
- Pedestrian enhancements at Jaguar Trail, the Thomas Jefferson Library area, Allen Street, Graham Road, Woodlawn Avenue, the area between Marshall Street and East Tripps Run Road, Annandale Road, and the South Street area.
- Turn lane improvements at Allen Street, Graham Road and South Street.
- Access management improvements along the corridor, including a widened median in the Thomas Jefferson Library area, and extended medians at Allen Street, Graham Road, the area between Marshall Street and East Tripps Run Road, and Annandale Road.
This study is being completed through VDOT’s Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program that aims to identify cost-effective measures to improve safety and reduce congestion.
Please note that 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, and to consider including in their comprehensive plans.
The final study is expected to be complete and posted online in winter 2020/21.
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