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Braddock Road Multimodal Study Community Meeting #4: Guinea Road to I-495

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Braddock Road Multimodal Study Community Meeting #4: Guinea Road to I-495

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Braddock Road Multimodal Study Guinea Road to I-495 Community Meeting No. 4 Lake Braddock Secondary School June 26, 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Project Map 2
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation o Fairfax County Department of Transportation o Consultant Team – RK&K – HNTB Corporation – Cambridge Systematics – Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc. o Task Force Study Team 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Braddock Road Task Force Chair: Kevin Morse, Braddock Representative on the Transportation Advisory Commission Vice Chair: Tom Kennedy, Braddock Representative on the Trails and Sidewalks Commission • Braddock District Council George Klein • Bradfield Dennis Guzik • Canterbury Woods Paul Hopler • Carleigh (aka The Elms) Trish McClure • Danbury Forest Janet Nevius • Dunleigh Dave Moulton • Friends of the Long Branch Stream Valley Jim Hawkins • Kings Park Jim Sobecke • Long Branch John Poreba • Park Glen Heights Mairi Kennedy • Ravensworth Kevin Joyce • Red Fox Forest Craig Taylor • Signal Hill Estates Greg Snow • Southport Charlie Keightley • Stone Haven Dottie Dane • Townes of Wakefield Ed Bogdan • Woodhirst Dennis Chamot 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation • Recommended Roadway Alternative • Updated Bicycle / Pedestrian Facilities • Developed Park-and-Ride Lot Alternative • Evaluated Park-and-Ride Lot and Transit Center Options What We Have Done 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia • Recommended Plan • Improve bottlenecks • Includes Bicycle / Pedestrian Improvements Intersection and Corridor Improvements 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia • Guinea Road to Ravensworth Road • Intersection improvements • Access Management (intersection spacing, side street access) included • Complete bicycle/ pedestrian paths Intersection and Corridor Improvements 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia • Shared Use Path, both sides of road • Improved pedestrian crossings at signalized intersections • Pedestrian overpasses: • At Braddock Road/ Burke Lake Road/ Woodland Way • Possible additional locations • Improved underpass at Accotink Trail • HAWK Signals: • Burke Lake Road/ Grantham Street • Braddock Road/ King David Boulevard/ Dunleigh Drive Bicycle / Pedestrian Improvements 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Fall Workshops • Purpose of Workshops : – Review proposed roadway recommendations and access changes – Separate workshops for the different areas on the corridor 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Fall Workshops • September 18, 2017: – Guinea Road to Dunleigh Drive/King David Boulevard • October 25, 2017, and December 11, 2017: – Braddock Road and Burke Lake Road area • October 2, 2017: – Wakefield Chapel Road/Danbury Forest Drive area • October 18, 2017: – Beltway area • November 16, 2017: – Ravensworth Road area 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Park-and-Ride / Transit Center Options 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Kings Park Shopping Center Site 13 Park-and-Ride Lot Option
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 14 Park-and-Ride Lot Option Park-and-Ride Lot Benefits: • Encourages carpooling and transit use • Serves existing and projected demand for commuter parking and carpooling • Potential ride sharing – “slugging” • Easy drop off location – “Kiss and Ride”
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 15 Park-and-Ride Lot Option Park-and-Ride Lot Benefits (con’t): • Potential to increase HOV-3 on Express Lanes • Convenient, safe Pedestrian access • Pedestrian bridge • Signalized Pedestrian Crossings • HAWK Signal
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Kings Park Shopping Center Site 16 Transit Center Option
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 17 Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs)
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) Performance Factors Environment 1. Number of trees affected and loss of green space 2. Does the alternative increase air pollution? 3. Will site lighting impact adjacent lands in a negative way? 18
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) Performance Factors Mobility 4. Ease of access in/out for commuter vehicles 5. Ease and convenience of access for pedestrians & bicycles 6. Increase in the number of traffic signals 7. Ease of access for transit routes 19
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) Performance Factors Safety 8. Will vehicular access in/out of facility be safe? 9. Are safe movements provided for pedestrian and bicycles? 20
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) Performance Factors Roadway Travel Time 10. Braddock Road vehicle travel time 11. Person throughput through the corridor 12. Increase in vehicular density at major intersections 21
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 22 Additional Factors
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Summary of MOE Evaluations Option Task Force MOE Score Technical Team MOE Score “No Build” 0 0 Kings Park Shopping Center Park-and-Ride Lot -2.75 1.02 Kings Park Shopping Center Transit Center -3.21 0.88 NOVA Training Center Transit Center -0.81 -0.35 23
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 24 Task Force Conclusions Based on an evaluation of the proposed transit center and park- and-ride lot alternatives, the Braddock Road Multimodal Study Task Force (Task Force) came to the following conclusions: 1. The Task Force is not opposed to a transit center at the Northern Virginia Training Center site.
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 25 Task Force Conclusions (con’t) 2. The Task Force opposes a transit center at the Kings Park Shopping Center site. Any further consideration of a transit center at the Kings Park Shopping Center site should not occur until after the proposed roadway improvements are completed and the transit center can be evaluated based on actual data from the improved roadway network.
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 26 Task Force Conclusions (con’t) 3. The Task Force does not support a park-and-ride lot at the Kings Park Shopping Center site at this time. The Task Force recommends that any further consideration of a park-and-ride lot at the Kings Park Shopping Center site be deferred until after the proposed roadway improvements are completed and the park-and-ride lot can be evaluated based on actual data from the improved roadway network.
  27. 27. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 27 Technical Team Recommendations Main Conclusions 1. If a transit center is built, the Kings Park Shopping Center location is the best option compared to the Training Center site. 2. Based on staff’s analysis of the MOE’s and other factors a park-and-ride lot is a reasonable alternative to a transit center at Kings Park Shopping Center. 3. If a transit center or park-and-ride are not constructed at this time it is worth reconsidering the Kings Park Shopping Center location in the future.
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 28 Technical Team Recommendations (con’t) Recommendations 1. Construct the Park-and-Ride Lot at the Kings Park Shopping Center site with the roadway improvements. 2. Reconsider a Transit Center at the Kings Park Shopping Center site in the future.
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Online Survey • Community input on Transit Center or Park-and- Ride lot • Survey is open for 30 days https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Braddock CorridorTransportation 29
  30. 30. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps • Survey open for 30 days • Present Final Recommendations to Community in August 2017 • Present Final Recommendations to Board of Supervisors • Fall Community Meetings/Workshops • Initiate Design 30
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation QUESTIONS? 31

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