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Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) STARS Study

Assessing improvements between I-495 in Fairfax County and I-395 in the City of Alexandria

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
March 2021

Est Completion Date
Winter 2021/22


$195,000 (Study)

Lengths and Limits
I-495 to I-395 (~ 4 mi)

Alexandria and Fairfax

Northern Virginia

Bobby Mangalath, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

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 the first round of virtual public involvement in June and July. This feedback is being used to help develop potential operational, safety and accessibility alternatives that will be evaluated and presented during the second round of virtual public involvement planned for later this fall.

Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) averages up to 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits.

Begin Study - March 2021
First Round of Virtual Public Involvement - June-July 2021
Second Round of Virtual Public Involvement - Fall 2021
Study Completion - Winter 2021/22


Virtual Public Involvement English Presentation, Spanish Presentation, Korean Presentation and News Release - June-July 2021

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