North Kings Highway (VA 241) Intersection Improvements Study Community Meeting

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North Kings Highway (VA 241) Intersection Improvements Study Community Meeting

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Community Meeting Mount Eagle Elementary School June 24, 2014 North Kings Highway (VA 241) Intersection Improvements Study
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Background • Penn Daw Special Study (PA ST10-IV-MV1) • Citizen Task Force • Evaluate Future Vision • Re-Plan the Study Area for Residential, Retail, and/or Office Uses • 735 Residential Units 70,000 Square Feet Retail (minimum) • Adopted April 10, 2012
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Background (Cont’d) • Redevelopment o Insight/Spicer Property (RZ 2011-LE 016) 245 MF DU Approved July 10, 2012 o Grande at Huntington (RZ 2012-MV-018) 275 MF DU Approved June 4, 2013 o Penn Daw Plaza (RZ 2013-LE-008) 441 DU, 45,500 SF Retail Approved January 14, 2014 Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Background (Cont’d) • Transportation Issues Identified o Poor traffic operations North Kings Highway Richmond Highway o Walkability, Safety o North Kings Hwy crossings lacking o School Street cut-through traffic • Poag St and Schaffer Dr should not be connected • Realign intersections of North Kings Highway with Shields Avenue & School Street Department of Transportation 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Realigning North Kings Highway at Shields Ave & School St • Earlier Concepts Presented o Blue Alternative o Red Alternative o Black Alternative o Ultimate Alternative • Community Meeting Mount Eagle Elementary School May 15, 2013 Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Blue Option Department of Transportation 6 • Skewed Intersection – Safety Concerns • Significant Property Impacts
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Red Option Department of Transportation 7 • “Squared” Intersection • Significant Property Impacts
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Black Option Department of Transportation 8 • Intersection Spread and Skewed – Major Safety Concerns for Peds and Drivers
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ultimate Alignment Department of Transportation 9 • Right-In, Right-Out (RIRO) Access for School Street
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Realigning North Kings Highway at Shields Ave & School St • New Options Developed and Evaluated o No-Build o No-Build (Including Proffers) Insight/Spicer Grande at Huntington Penn Daw Plaza o Build Alternatives – Realign North Kings Hwy/Shields Ave Alternative 8A – Dual Roundabouts Alternative 8B – Roundabout at Jamaica Drive Alternative 8C – No Roundabouts Alternative 8D – Roundabout at Poag Street Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia No-Build Department of Transportation 11 No-Build (2020)
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia School Street & Kings Hwy Intersection Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia No-Build (2020) • Pros o Full access on School Street at North Kings Highway o No improvement cost or property impacts • Cons o Inefficient Traffic Signal Operation due to closely spaced signals on North Kings Highway at School Street and Shields Avenue o System delay 79% worse and North Kings travel time 34% worse than existing conditions (2013) o Long queues anticipated  SB N Kings Hwy at School St in the AM and PM (~840’ & 1,100’+) o Unimproved pedestrian safety, walkability o Cut-Through Traffic on School Street Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia No-Build with Proffers Department of Transportation 14 No-Build Including Proffers (2020)
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia No-Build Including Proffers (2020) • Improvements Through Proffers o New Traffic Signal at North Kings Highway and Poag Street (Insight) o Exclusive NB left turn lane on Kings Hwy at Poag St (Penn Daw Plaza) o Additional NB left turn lane on N Kings Hwy at Shields Ave (Insight) o Additional WB through lane on Shields Ave at N Kings Hwy (Grande) o Exclusive EB left turn lane on School Street at N Kings Hwy (Insight) o New Crosswalks on N Kings Hwy, Poag St and School St (Insight) • Pros o Full access on School Street at North Kings Highway o No improvement cost to County or property impacts o System delay 53% better and North Kings travel time 54% better than No-Build (2020) o Enhanced Pedestrian Crossing Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia No-Build Incl. Proffers (Cont’d) • Cons o Inefficient Traffic Signal Operation due to closely spaced signals on North Kings Highway at School Street and Shields Avenue o Long queues still anticipated  SB N Kings Hwy at School St in the AM & PM (~1,000’ & ~1,100’) o Cut-Through Traffic on School Street Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8A Department of Transportation 17 Option 8A (2020)
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Option 8A (2020) • Identifying Features o Single Traffic Signal at Realigned Intersection of N Kings and Shields o Roundabouts at both Poag Street and Jamaica Drive o HAWK pedestrian signals north and south of Jamaica Dr Roundabout o Right-In, Right-Out (RIRO) access for School St at North Kings Hwy • Pros o Discourages cut-through traffic on School Street o Mid-block crosswalks with HAWK pedestrian signals o Safer, efficient traffic operations with roundabouts o Reduced system delay (17 hours AM, 38 hours PM) o Reduced avg travel times on North Kings Hwy (14 sec AM, 22 sec PM) o Shorter queue lengths on SB N Kings Hwy PM (~110’) Department of Transportation 18
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8A (Cont’d) • Cons o Increased travel time to/from School Street o RIRO access for the Grande at Huntington on Shields Avenue o Highest estimated cost of $6.55 million o Highest property impact - 6 parcels and up to 0.57 acres of land o Reduced parking on parcels 002 and 012 o Potentially significant property impacts Mount Eagle Elementary School Zipps Dry Cleaners Department of Transportation 19
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia HAWK Pedestrian Signals Department of Transportation 20
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8B Department of Transportation 21 Option 8B
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8B (2020) • Identifying Features o Traffic signal at Poag Street o Roundabout at Jamaica Drive o SB U-turn lane on N Kings Highway at Poag Street • Pros o Discourages cut-through traffic on School Street o Mid-block crosswalks with HAWK pedestrian signals o Additional pedestrian crossing at Poag St o Safer, efficient traffic operations with roundabout o Reduced system delay (9 hours AM, 37 hours PM) o Reduced avg travel times on North Kings Hwy (7 sec AM, 28 sec PM) o Shorter queue lengths on SB N Kings Hwy AM (~110’) Department of Transportation 22
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8B (Cont’d) • Cons o Increased travel time to/from School Street o RIRO access for the Grande at Huntington on Shields Avenue o $5.05 million estimated cost o 6 parcels and up to 0.42 acres of land impacted o Reduced parking on parcel 012 o Potentially significant property impacts Mount Eagle Elementary School Office Depot  Need for U-turn bulb-out requires further evaluation Department of Transportation 23
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8D Department of Transportation 24 Option 8C (2020)
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8C (2020) • Identifying Features o Traffic signal at Poag Street o No roundabouts o SB U-turn lane at Poag St and NB U-turn lane at Jamaica Drive o RIRO at Jamaica Drive • Pros o Discourages cut-through traffic on School Street o Additional pedestrian crossing at Poag St o Mid-block crosswalks with HAWK pedestrian signals o Lowest estimated cost ($4.75 million) & right-of-way impact (0.33 acres) o Reduced system delay (9 hours AM, 37 hours PM) o Best reduction in travel time N Kings Hwy (13 sec AM, 37 sec PM) o Shorter queue lengths on SB N Kings Hwy AM (~110’) Department of Transportation 25
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8C (Cont’d) • Cons o Increased travel time to/from School Street o RIRO access for the Grande at Huntington on Shields Avenue o $4.75 million estimated cost o 6 parcels and up to 0.33 acres of land impacted o Reduced parking on parcels 012 o Potentially significant property impacts Office Depot  Need for U-turn bulb-out requires further evaluation Department of Transportation 26
  27. 27. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 27 Option 8D (2020)
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8D (2020) • Identifying Features o Roundabout at Poag Street o NB U-turn lane at Jamaica Drive o RIRO at Jamaica Drive • Pros o Discourages cut-through traffic on School Street o Mid-block crosswalks with HAWK pedestrian signals o Safer, efficient traffic operations with roundabout o Best reduction in system delay (17 hours AM, 40 hours PM) o Best reduction in travel time N Kings Hwy (20 sec AM, 30 sec PM) o Shorter queue lengths on SB N Kings Hwy AM (~110’) Department of Transportation 28
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia Alternative 8D (Cont’d) • Cons o Increased travel time to/from School Street o RIRO access for the Grande at Huntington on Shields Avenue o $6.35 million estimated cost o 6 parcels and up to 0.48 acres impacted o Reduced parking on parcels 002 and 012 o Potentially significant property impacts Zipps Dry Cleaners  Need for U-turn bulb-out requires further evaluation Department of Transportation 29
  30. 30. County of Fairfax, Virginia Summary / Comparison Factor / Option No-Build No-Build with Proffers Alt 8A (Dual Roundabouts) Alt 8B (Jamaica Dr Roundabout) Alt 8C (No Roundabouts) Alt 8D (Poag St Roundabout) Cost (1) None Developer $6.55M $5.05M $4.75M $6.35M ROW Impact None Proffered High (2)(3) Moderate (3)(4) Low (4) Moderate (2) System Delay Savings Vs. No-Build w Proffers Peak Hour (hour) AM - - -17 -9 -9 -17 PM - - -38 -37 -37 -40 North Kings Highway Travel Time Savings Vs. No-Build w Proffers Peak Hour, Dir (sec) AM NB - - -14 -7 -13 -20 PM SB - - -22 -28 -37 -30 Pedestrian Safety, Walkability Low Moderate Moderate High High Moderate Vehicular Safety Low Low High Moderate Moderate High Department of Transportation 30 (1) Assumes VDOT Planning Level Cost Estimates Plus ROW & Business Impacts ($50/SF + $50,000/Parking Space) (2) Potentially significant impact to Parcel 002 (Zipps Dry Cleaners) (3) Potentially significant impact to Parcel 007 (Mount Eagle Elementary School) (4) Potentially significant impact to Parcel 012 (Office Depot)
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia Recommendations Based on Performance • Alternative 8C o Lowest Cost o Least Property Impact o Best Travel Time Savings on N Kings Hwy (Tie with 8D) o Competitive Improvement to System Delay o Most Enhanced Pedestrian Safety, Walkability o Improved Vehicular Safety o Reduced Cut-Through Traffic on School Street • Alternative 8D o Best Travel Time Savings on N Kings Hwy (Tie with 8C) o Best Improvement to System Delay o Enhanced Pedestrian Safety, Walkability o Most Improved Vehicular Safety o Reduced Cut-Through Traffic on School Street Department of Transportation 31
  32. 32. County of Fairfax, Virginia School Street • RIRO Access Allows for: o Reduction in cut-through traffic o Safer, more walkable community o Better operations on North Kings Highway o Lower system delay o Safer Pedestrian Signalized Cross walk at School Street than no- build • Roundabouts and/or U-turn Lanes at Poag St and Jamaica Dr Provide: o Easy access to and from School Street o Better operations on North Kings Highway Department of Transportation 32
  33. 33. County of Fairfax, Virginia Questions? Arpita Chatterjee & Thomas Burke Fairfax County Department of Transportation 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400 Fairfax, VA 22033 (703) 877-5600 Thomas.Burke@FairfaxCounty.gov Arpita.Chatterjee@FairfaxCounty.gov Department of Transportation 33
  34. 34. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 34 Stopping Sight Distance

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