Under Construction: Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard Intersection Improvements in Fairfax County

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This project is making traffic signal upgrades and other improvements at the intersection of Backlick Road (Route 617) and Leesville Boulevard. 

The traffic signal upgrades include new mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates and signs. Also, drivers on Backlick Road will have flashing yellow arrows for left turns to Leesville Boulevard and the office park.

Pedestrians will have four new crosswalks with Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection. Other pedestrian improvements include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades and installations.

At the intersection, Backlick Road averages about 30,000 vehicles a day and Leesville Boulevard averages 4,000.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $82,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $50,000
Construction: $568,000
Total: $700,000 

This project is financed with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.

Benefits 

This project will improve pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations at the intersection.

Major Milestones 

Notice of Willingness to Hold Public Hearing - August 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - May 2021
Begin Construction - August 2022
Final Completion - Summer 2023

Resources

Contact Info:

Hameed Kutubi
Traffic Engineering
703-687-2405

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Major funding source: Highway Safety Improvement Program

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 112493

State ID: 0617-029-308, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-5B01 (019)

Lat/Long: 38.802040, -77.184279

Locality: Fairfax

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Pre-Construction View of Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard Intersection, Looking South on Backlick - October 2021
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Pre-Construction View of Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard Intersection, Looking East on Leesville Boulevard toward the Office Park - October 2021

Page last modified: Sept. 21, 2022