Recently Completed: Columbia Pike and Lacy Boulevard Intersection Improvements in Fairfax County

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Please note: This project was completed in October 2022.

This project upgraded the signalized intersection of Columbia Pike (Route 244) and Lacy Boulevard. 

The traffic signal upgrades included:

  • New mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates and signs
  • Flashing yellow arrows for left turns from Columbia Pike to Lacy Boulevard and Maple Court

Pedestrian improvements included four new high visibility crosswalks with Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $81,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $52,000
Construction - $442,000
Total - $575,000

The project was financed with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.

At the intersection, Columbia Pike averages 30,000 vehicles a day, Lacy Boulevard averages 4,500 and Maple Court averages 1,700.


This project aims to enhance pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations.

Major Milestones 

Notice of Willingness to Hold a Public Hearing - May 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - June 2020 
Begin Construction - January 2021
Improvements Active - March 2022
Final Completion - October 2022


Contact Info:

Paul Shaw
Traffic Operations

Nick Dais, P.E., PTOE
Traffic Operations

Major funding source: Highway Safety Improvement Program

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 114006

State ID: 0244-029-307, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-5B01 (022), HSIP-5B01 (145), HSIP-TS09 (300)

Lat/Long: 38.847401, -77.136104

Locality: Fairfax

Page last modified: June 15, 2023