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Braddock Road and Old Lee Road Safety and Operational Improvements Study

Potential intersection enhancements and realignment of the Braddock Road S-curve in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
October 2018

Est Completion Date
April 2021


$170,000 (Study)


Minwoo Ha, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

About the Study

This study assessed potential safety and operational improvements at the intersection of Braddock Road (Route 620) and Old Lee Road, and the S-curve on Braddock Road between Pleasant Valley Road and Old Lee Road. The final report was published in April 2021, the final report's appendices are listed below under "Resources."

The intersection and S-curve experience morning and evening peak period congestion and crashes. The S-curve can sometimes cause issues for vehicles navigating sharp turns along this stretch of road. Within the study limits, Braddock Road averages 8,200 vehicles a day and Old Lee Road averages 7,400.

The concepts studied included realignment of the S-curve and intersection enhancements at Braddock Road and Old Lee Road such as turn lanes and innovative intersection improvements.

The recommended alternative in the final report includes:

  • Constructing the S-curve portion of Braddock Road on a new, straighter alignment
  • Building a new traffic signal at the Braddock Road and Old Lee Road intersection
  • Constructing a “jughandle” lane for turns from eastbound Braddock Road to Old Lee Road (“jughandle” is an at-grade ramp allowing drivers to make indirect left turns and/or U-turns)
  • Adding a right-turn lane from Old Lee Road to westbound Braddock Road

This study did not set construction dates for any of the alternatives. The purpose of this study was to develop proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding, including SMART SCALE.

Begin Study - October 2018
Public Information Meeting - February 2020
Virtual Public Information Meeting - September 2020
Study Completion - April 2021


Final Report Document, Appendices A-D: Concept Intersection Plans, Alternative Plans, Existing Survey and Cost Estimates, Appendix E: Intersection Operational Analysis, and Appendix F: Public Information Meetings - April 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting VideoPDF PresentationComment SheetAd and Webpage - Sept. 2020

Public Information Meeting - Feb. 2020 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays

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