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Proposed Street Design Updates-VDOT Summer 2015 Repaving

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Proposed Street Design Updates-VDOT Summer 2015 Repaving

Feb. 18, 2015

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Proposed Street Design Updates-VDOT Summer 2015 Repaving

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Proposed Street Design Updates VDOT Summer 2015 Repaving February 18, 2015
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Overview • Why are we here? • What are we asking today? • What projects are being proposed? • Where are we in the process? • What are the next steps?
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Why are we here? • VDOT Summer repaving includes Kingstowne Village Parkway. Project limited to restriping existing pavement. – Kingstowne Village Parkway from Beulah Street to South Van Dorn Street is scheduled to be repaved • Opportunity to improve vehicular safety, improve traffic flow, add bicycle facilities, improve pedestrian safety – Beulah Street to Hayfield Road • Low to no cost for the County Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia What are we asking today? • Your input and feedback – Support, questions, concerns, ideas Department of Transportation 4 Photo Credit: sundaystreetssf.com
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project List • Kingstowne Village Parkway Road Diet – Beulah Street to Hayfield Road Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Road Diets • Removing travel lanes from a roadway and reallocating the space for other uses • Rule of thumb: Roads with less than 20,000 vehicles per day don’t need four travel lanes • Kingstowne Village Parkway: 5,300 vehicles per day Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. 48’ 12’ 12’ 12’ 12’ 48’ 12’ 12’ 6’6’ 12’ EXISTING PROPOSED
  8. 8. Road Diet Advantages • Improved safety and mobility for cyclists and pedestrians • Reduction in fastest speeds • 20% to 50% crash reduction
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. A B C D E F KVP & Beulah KVP & Beulah MORNINGEVENING 0 10 20 10030 40 50 60 70 80 90sec Traffic Signal Performance KVP & Hayfield KVP & Hayfield
  16. 16. EULAHST.EULAHST. Proposal includes converting existing through+right lane on Morning View Lane to a right-turn only lane, at the intersection with Beulah Street.
  17. 17. Existing Proposed Morning 37 38 Evening 24 24 Average Delay at Beulah Signal (seconds)
  18. 18. HAYFIELDRD.HAYFIELDRD. Proposal includes converting existing through+right lane on Kingstowne Village Parkway to a right-turn only lane, at the intersection with Hayfield Road.
  19. 19. Existing Option Morning 39 37 Evening 35 42 Average Delay at Hayfield Signal (seconds)
  20. 20. Lawyers Road Diet
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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%
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Master Plan Department of Transportation 24 Fairfax County’s first Bicycle Master Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 28, 2014. Calls for bike lanes on Kingstowne Village Parkway
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia What are the next steps? • Gather community input tonight and next several weeks with option for 2nd meeting – 2nd Meeting Tentatively Scheduled April 8 • Redesign plans as necessary and come to final conclusion • Design completion: April 2015 • Projects go to construction: Summer 2015 Department of Transportation 25
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank You Questions/Comments? adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov Department of Transportation 26

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