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Braddock District 2016 VDOT Repaving: Complete Streets-Improving Multimodal Mobility

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Braddock District 2016 VDOT Repaving: Complete Streets-Improving Multimodal Mobility

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Braddock District 2016 VDOT Repaving: Complete Streets-Improving Multimodal Mobility

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, VirginiaCounty of Fairfax, Virginia BRADDOCK DISTRICT2016 VDOT Repaving Complete Streets-Improving multimodal mobility Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Adam Lind Bicycle Program Coordinator Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2016 Draft VDOT Repaving List 1. Coffer Woods Rd: Burke Centre Pkwy-Burke Lake Rd 2. Braeburn Dr: Guinea Rd-Wakefield Chapel Rd 3. Patriot Dr: Heritage Dr-Americana Drive 4. Queensberry Ave: Braddock Rd-Heming Ave 5. Guinea Road: Braeburn Drive to Little River Turnpike 6. Ravensworth Rd: Braddock Rd-Little River Turnpike 7. Heritage Dr: Ravensworth Rd-Little River Turnpike Department of Transportation 2 Additional streets in Braddock District being repaved as well, for more information visit www.virginiaroads.org
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2016 Draft VDOT Repaving List • Projects are being proposed in conjunction with VDOT regular maintenance • Only changes to striping of existing paved area are possible at this time • No additional concrete work • No road widening • No significant additional cost to Fairfax County or VDOT to implement proposed changes Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Facility Types • Sharrow-Shared Lane Markings (SLMs), or “sharrows,” are road markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles. Among other benefits shared lane markings reinforce the legitimacy of bicycle traffic on the street, recommend proper bicyclist positioning, and may be configured to offer directional and wayfinding guidance
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Facility Types • Bike Lane-Bike lanes designate an exclusive space for bicyclists through the use of pavement markings and signage. The bike lane is located adjacent to motor vehicle travel lanes and flows in the same direction as motor vehicle traffic. Bike lanes are typically on the right side of the street, between the adjacent travel lane and curb, road edge, or parking lane.
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Facility Types • Buffered Bike Lane-Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane and/or parking lane.
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Facility Types • Paved Shoulders-At least 3’ wide, and provide a bicycle facility along uncurbed roadways that serve lower density residential communities. Allows for parking to remain, especially on gravel sections.
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road • From Burke Centre Pkwy to Burke Lake Rd • Bicycle Master Plan calls for on-road bike lanes • Average Daily Traffic: 5,200 • Speed Limit: 35 mph • 2 Sections based on roadway width • Burke Center Parkway to New England Woods: Bike Lanes • New England Woods to Burke Lake Rd: Sharrows or Paved Shoulders-depends on VDOT maintenance decisions Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road • Burke Center Parkway to New England Woods: Bike Lanes (36’+ of pavement) Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road • Narrow existing travel lanes and add bike lanes Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road • New England Woods to Burke Lake Rd: Sharrows or Paved Shoulders-depends on VDOT maintenance decisions (25’ of pavement) Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Coffer Woods Road • New England Woods to Burke Lake Rd: Sharrows and/or Paved Shoulders-depends on VDOT maintenance decisions (25’ of pavement) Department of Transportation 14
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Braeburn Dr • From Guinea Rd to Wakefield Chapel Rd • Bicycle Master Plan calls for sharrows, however the pavement width is wide enough to allow for bike lanes • Average Daily Traffic: 1,400 • Speed Limit: 25 mph • Cross section would keep parking, add bike lanes, and keep 1 travel lane, in each direction • Narrow travel lanes have traffic calming effect Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Braeburn Dr Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Braeburn Dr Department of Transportation 17
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Dr • From Heritage Dr to Americana Dr • Bicycle Master Plan calls for Bike Lanes • Average Daily Traffic: 2,700 • Proposed roadway design same as Braeburn Dr, which includes 1 travel lane, 1 bike lane, and 1 parking lane in each direction Department of Transportation 18
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Dr Department of Transportation 19
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Dr Department of Transportation 20 Existing Proposed
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Queensberry Ave • From Braddock Rd to Heming Ave • Bicycle Master Plan Calls for Bike Lanes/Climbing Lane • Average Daily Traffic: 3,000-5,000 • Speed Limit: 25 mph • Braddock Rd to Ravenel Ln: 1 travel lane, 1 bike lane, 1 parking lane each direction • Ravenel Ln to Heming Ave: Keeps existing lane configuration, but adds sharrows. Not enough pavement width for bike lanes Department of Transportation 21
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia Queensberry Ave Department of Transportation 22
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia Queensberry Ave-Braddock Rd to Ravenel Ln Department of Transportation 23 Existing Proposed
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Queensberry Ave-Ravenel Ln to Heming Ave Department of Transportation 24 Existing Proposed
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • From Little River Turnpike to Braddock Rd • Bicycle Master Plan calls for bike lanes • Focused on Section from Braeburn Dr to Little River Tpke • 4 lane undivided from Little River Turnpike to Braeburn Dr (44’+) • Road Diet Proposed from Braeburn Dr to Ashmeade Dr • History of crashes, including 10 rear end crashes in three years, 18 total in this section alone • Not only a project to add bike lanes, also for road safety • Existing configuration would remain from Braddock Rd to Braeburn Dr and from Ashmeade Dr to Little River Turnpike Department of Transportation 25
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • 12,000+ Vehicles per day in proposed road diet section • Speed Limit: 35 mph
  27. 27. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • 2 Lane street from Braddock Rd to Braeburn Dr • Proposal would continue one lane in each direction to Ashmeade Dr Department of Transportation 27
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • 4 lane undivided from Braeburn Dr to Little River Turnpike (44’+) Department of Transportation 28
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • 4 lane undivided from Braeburn Dr to Little River Turnpike • Proposal would be to implement a road diet • Braeburn Dr to Ashmeade Dr-Existing section to south is 1 lane in each direction, proposal would extend one lane section to Ashmeade Dr Department of Transportation 29 Existing Proposed
  30. 30. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • Road Diet proposal Department of Transportation 30
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd • Road Diets • Have now implemented road diets in several places in the county • Soapstone Dr, Lawyers Rd, Kingstowne Village Parkway, Westbranch Dr, Greensboro Dr, Park Run Dr, Beacon Hill Road, • Benefits for all users: drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists • Drivers: Reduction in top end speeding, 15mph>, provides dedicated turn lane at intersection=reduction in rear end crashes=safer streets • Pedestrians: Shorter distances to cross the street, less speeding=safer streets • Bicyclists: Provides dedicated space to ride, not blocking flow of vehicle traffic, reduced conflicts and potential for crashes=safer streets Department of Transportation 31
  32. 32. County of Fairfax, Virginia In existing conditions, if a driver moves slightly over the double yellow line there is a risk for a head-on crash. In the proposed design, center turn lanes provide a buffer from oncoming traffic. Existing Proposed
  33. 33. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Proposed In existing conditions, if a driver swerves slightly to the right, there is a risk for a collision with the curb. In the proposed design, bikes lanes provide buffer from curb, although the bike lane shouldn’t be regularly used by drivers.
  34. 34. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Proposed In existing conditions, if a driver pulls over with disabled vehicle, there is a risk of being in a rear-end collision. In the proposed design, bike lane can provide safe area during emergency conditions, and help to avoid a rear-end collision.
  35. 35. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Proposed In existing conditions, if a driver is waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn, there is a risk of a rear-end collision. In the proposed design, left turn lanes provide dedicated space to make turn, out of the way of through traffic.
  36. 36. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing Proposed In existing conditions, if two drivers are making left turns, they block each others sight distance and view of oncoming traffic. In the proposed design, turn lanes provide better sight lines and view of oncoming traffic.
  37. 37. County of Fairfax, Virginia Existing In existing conditions, the sight lines for drivers exiting side streets can make it difficult to see oncoming traffic. In the proposed design, the through lane is away from the curb, and a driver has a better view of oncoming vehicles.
  38. 38. County of Fairfax, VirginiaLawyers Road Diet
  39. 39. County of Fairfax, Virginia Lawyers Road Diet Results • Average speeds dropped by 1 mph • Vehicles over 50 mph declined from 13% to 1% of traffic • No change in traffic volume
  40. 40. County of Fairfax, Virginia 0 5 10 15 20 25 Year 5 Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Crashesperyear Property Damage Injury Crashes in the Road Diet Section of Lawyers Rd. B E F O R E A F T E R Average 16 total crashes per year Average 6 injury crashes per year 5 crashes per year 67% A F T E R
  41. 41. County of Fairfax, Virginia Lawyers Road Survey • 851 responses, non-scientific, one year after implementation • Does the road feel safer? • Do you cycle more often on Lawyers? • Do your auto trips take more time? • Have auto speeds dropped? • Did the project improve Lawyers? Yes: 69% Yes: 47% No: 69% Yes: 59% Yes: 74%
  42. 42. County of Fairfax, Virginia Guinea Rd - Project Impacts Department of Transportation 42 • Level of Service (LOS) measure of average delay at an intersection • Many intersections in Northern Virginia 30+ seconds • No anticipated negative impact to intersection delay because configuration at Little River Turnpike, Braeburn Dr, and Braddock Rd remains the same
  43. 43. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd • From Braddock Rd to Little River Turnpike • Bicycle Master Plan calls for bike lanes • 2 main Sections based on roadway width • Braddock Rd to Rawlins Dr: 32’, 2 lanes, No Parking • Rawlins Dr to Little River Turnpike, 48’+, 4 lanes, Some Parking • Combination of lane diets and road diets, keep parking where it exists today Department of Transportation 43
  44. 44. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 44 Average Daily Traffic Volume: 14,000-15,000 Speed Limit: 35 mph Connection between neighbor- hoods and the Annandale CBC
  45. 45. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 45 This is the typical roadway section from Braddock Rd to Rawlins Rd: 2 lanes, 32’.
  46. 46. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd - Proposal Department of Transportation 46 • Narrow existing lanes to include 1 travel lane and 1 bike lane in each direction Existing Proposed
  47. 47. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 47 • This is the typical roadway section from Rawlins Rd to Little River Tpke-4 lanes, 50-60’. • Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one center turn lane, bike lanes, and parking
  48. 48. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 48 • Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one center turn lane, bike lanes • Keep parking where it exists today Existing Proposed
  49. 49. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 49 • Heard from residents that keeping 2 car widths approaching Braddock Rd is important Existing Proposed
  50. 50. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Impacts Department of Transportation 50 • Ravensworth Rd and John Marr Dr /McWhorter Pl • Level of Service AM: before 12.3 seconds of delay, after 14.2 seconds of delay • Level of Service PM: before 16.9 seconds of delay, after 18.5 seconds of delay
  51. 51. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr Average Daily Traffic Volume: 4,700 near Ravensworth Rd, 16,000 Near Little River Tpke Speed Limit: 25 mph Multiple schools and parks located along the corridor Connection to the Cross County Trail
  52. 52. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Ravensworth Road to Rectory Lane: 2 lane undivided, parking Department of Transportation 52
  53. 53. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr – Ravensworth to Rectory Ln• Narrow lanes to include 1 travel lanes, 1 bike lanes, and 1 parking lane in each direction (width shown includes gutter pan) Department of Transportation 53 Existing Proposed
  54. 54. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided • Parking would be retained where it exists today • Majority of corridor would remain with same configuration and bike lanes would be added by narrowing lanes • Proposal would eliminate short section of 1 lane in each direction to keep connectivity of bike lanes • Between Rectory Lane and Commons Drive-Northbound (0.1 mi) • Between Patriot Drive and Rectory Lane-Southbound (0.2 mi) • VDOT evaluating intersections for impact of changes to configuration Department of Transportation 54
  55. 55. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Rectory Lane to Patriot Drive: 4 lane divided Department of Transportation 55
  56. 56. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Rectory Lane to Patriot Drive: 4 lane divided • Convert outside lane to buffered bike lane where median exists between Rectory Ln and Patriot Dr Department of Transportation 56
  57. 57. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr: Patriot Dr to 236 • Patriot Dr to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided, parking Department of Transportation 57
  58. 58. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr – Patriot Dr to Little River Tpke• Narrow travel lanes, add bike lanes, keep parking Department of Transportation 58 Existing Proposed
  59. 59. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Impacts Department of Transportation 59 • Level of Service (LOS) measure of average delay at an intersection • Many intersections in Northern Virginia 30+ seconds • Heritage Dr and Patriot Dr • Level of Service AM: before 18.4 seconds of delay, after 23.3 seconds of delay • Level of Service PM: before 12.1 seconds of delay, after 14.6 seconds of delay • Heritage Dr and Patriot Dr • No impact to delay because lane configuration remains as is today
  60. 60. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps Department of Transportation 60 • Gather community input tonight and over next three weeks • Comment Period Open until Friday, April 29th • DOTBicyclePrograms@fairfaxcounty.gov • Refine design plans as necessary • Design completion: May/June 2016 • Projects go to construction Summer 2016
  61. 61. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank You Department of Transportation 61 Questions/Comments?

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