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County of Fairfax, VirginiaCounty of Fairfax, Virginia
MASON DISTRICT2016 VDOT Repaving
Complete Streets-Improving multimo...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
2016 Draft VDOT Repaving List
1. Ravensworth Rd: Braddock Rd-Little River Turnpike
2. Heritage...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bicycle Master Plan
Department of Transportation
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County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bicycle Facility Types
• Sharrow-Shared Lane Markings (SLMs), or “sharrows,” are road
markings...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bicycle Facility Types
• Bike Lane-Bike lanes designate an exclusive space for bicyclists
thro...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Bicycle Facility Types
• Buffered Bike Lane-Buffered bike lanes are conventional bicycle
lanes...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd
• From Braddock Rd to Little River Turnpike
• Bicycle Master Plan calls for bik...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd
Department of Transportation
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Average Daily Traffic
Volume: 14,000-15,000
Spee...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd
Department of Transportation
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This is the typical roadway section from Braddoc...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd - Proposal
Department of Transportation
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• Narrow existing lanes to include 1...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd
Department of Transportation
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• This is the typical roadway section from Rawl...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Ravensworth Rd
Department of Transportation
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• Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one cen...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Road Diets
• Removing travel lanes from a roadway and
reallocating the space for other uses
• ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Road Diet Advantages
• Improved safety and mobility for cyclists and pedestrians
• Drivers: Re...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
In existing conditions, if a driver moves slightly over the double yellow line there
is a risk...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Existing Proposed
In existing conditions, if a driver swerves slightly to the right, there is ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Existing Proposed
In existing conditions, if a driver pulls over with disabled vehicle, there ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Existing Proposed
In existing conditions, if a driver is waiting for traffic to clear to make ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Existing Proposed
In existing conditions, if two drivers are making left turns, they block eac...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Existing
In existing conditions, the sight lines for drivers exiting side streets can make it
...
County of Fairfax, VirginiaLawyers Road Diet
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Lawyers Road Diet Results
• Average speeds dropped by 1 mph
• Vehicles over 50 mph declined fr...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
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Year 5 Year 4 Year 3 Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Crashesp...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Lawyers Road Survey
• 851 responses, non-scientific, one year after implementation
• Does the ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Project Impacts
Department of Transportation
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• Ravensworth Rd and John Marr Dr /McWhorter P...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
• From Ravensworth Rd to Little River Turnpike
• Bicycle Master Plan calls for bik...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
Average Daily Traffic Volume:
4,700 near Ravensworth Rd,
16,000 Near Little River ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
• Ravensworth Road to Rectory Lane: 2 lane undivided, parking
Department of Transp...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr – Rectory Ln to Little River
Tpke• Narrow lanes to include 2 travel lanes, 2 bike ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
• Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided
• Parking would be retaine...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
• Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided
Department of Transportati...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr
• Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided
• Convert outside lane to ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr – Patriot Dr to 236
• Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided, parki...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Heritage Dr – Patriot Dr to Little River
Tpke• Narrow travel lanes, add bike lanes, keep parki...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Project Impacts
Department of Transportation
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• Heritage Dr and Patriot Dr
• Level of Servic...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
• Bicycle Master Plan calls for sharrows, opportunity to do
more and to add bike lanes through...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
John Marr Dr
Department of Transportation
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Average Daily Traffic Volume:
7,700
Speed Limit: ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
John Marr Dr
• From Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd
Department of Transportation
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County of Fairfax, Virginia
John Marr Dr – Ravensworth Rd to Backlick
Rd
• Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one cente...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
John Marr Dr
• From Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd
Department of Transportation
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County of Fairfax, Virginia
McWhorter Pl
• From Ravensworth Rd to Markham St
• Bike Master Plan calls for sharrows, but op...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
McWhorter Pl
Department of Transportation
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Average Daily Traffic Volume:
2,900
Speed Limit: ...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
McWhorter Pl – Ravensworth Rd to Markham
St
Department of Transportation
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Existing Proposed
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Markham St
• From McWhorter Pl to Little River Turnpike
• Bike Master Plan calls for bike lane...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Markham St
Department of Transportation
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Average Daily Traffic Volume:
2,900
Speed Limit: 25...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Markham St – McWhorter Pl to Little River
Tpke
Department of Transportation
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Existing Propos...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Project Impacts
Department of Transportation
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• Ravensworth and John Marr Drive
• Ravenswort...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Next Steps
Department of Transportation
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• Gather community input tonight and over next two
...
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Thank You
Department of Transportation
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Mason District-2016 VDOT Repaving: Complete Streets-Improving Multimodal Mobility

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  1. 1. County of Fairfax, VirginiaCounty of Fairfax, Virginia MASON DISTRICT2016 VDOT Repaving Complete Streets-Improving multimodal mobility Department of Transportation Adam Lind Bicycle Program Coordinator Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2016 Draft VDOT Repaving List 1. Ravensworth Rd: Braddock Rd-Little River Turnpike 2. Heritage Dr: Ravensworth Rd-Little River Turnpike 3. John Marr Dr: Ravensworth Rd-Backlick Rd 4. McWhorter Pl: Ravensworth Rd-Markham St 5. Markham St: McWhorter Pl-Little River Turnpike Additional streets in Mason District being repaved as well, for more information visit www.virginiaroads.org Department of Transportation 2
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Bicycle Master Plan Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 8 Average Daily Traffic Volume: 14,000-15,000 Speed Limit: 35 mph Connection between neighbor- hoods and the Annandale CBC
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 9 This is the typical roadway section from Braddock Rd to Rawlins Rd: 2 lanes, 32’.
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd - Proposal Department of Transportation 10 • Narrow existing lanes to include 1 travel lane and 1 bike lane in each direction Existing Proposed
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 11 • 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
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Ravensworth Rd Department of Transportation 12 • Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one center turn lane, bike lanes • Keep parking where it exists today Existing Proposed
  13. 13. 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 • 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 Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Road Diet Advantages • Improved safety and mobility for cyclists and pedestrians • 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, more buffer space from moving vehicles=safer streets • Bicyclists: Provides dedicated space to ride, not blocking flow of vehicle traffic, reduced conflicts and potential for crashes=safer streets • Reduction in fastest speeds • 20% to 50% crash reduction
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, VirginiaLawyers Road Diet
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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%
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Impacts Department of Transportation 25 • 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
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • From Ravensworth Rd to Little River Turnpike • Bicycle Master Plan calls for bike lanes, small section of sharrows • 2 Sections based on roadway design • Ravensworth Road to Rectory Lane: 2 lane undivided • Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided Department of Transportation 26
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Ravensworth Road to Rectory Lane: 2 lane undivided, parking Department of Transportation 28
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr – Rectory Ln to Little River Tpke• Narrow lanes to include 2 travel lanes, 2 bike lanes, and 2 parking lanes (width shown includes gutter pan) Department of Transportation 29 Existing Proposed
  30. 30. 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 30
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided Department of Transportation 31
  32. 32. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr • Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided • Convert outside lane to buffered bike lane south of Patriot to beginning of median Department of Transportation 32
  33. 33. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr – Patriot Dr to 236 • Rectory Lane to Little River Turnpike: 4 lane divided, parking Department of Transportation 33
  34. 34. County of Fairfax, Virginia Heritage Dr – Patriot Dr to Little River Tpke• Narrow travel lanes, add bike lanes, keep parking Department of Transportation 34 Existing Proposed
  35. 35. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Impacts Department of Transportation 35 • 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
  36. 36. County of Fairfax, Virginia • Bicycle Master Plan calls for sharrows, opportunity to do more and to add bike lanes through a road diet • Existing 4 lane section, discussed at meeting last year, but was removed from 2015 repaving • Proposal would be to implement a road diet • Convert to one lane in each direction, center turn lane, bike lanes Department of Transportation 36 John Marr Dr – Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd
  37. 37. County of Fairfax, Virginia John Marr Dr Department of Transportation 37 Average Daily Traffic Volume: 7,700 Speed Limit: 25 mph
  38. 38. County of Fairfax, Virginia John Marr Dr • From Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd Department of Transportation 38
  39. 39. County of Fairfax, Virginia John Marr Dr – Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd • Propose a road diet: one travel lane, one center turn lane, buffered/bike lanes Department of Transportation 39 Existing Proposed
  40. 40. County of Fairfax, Virginia John Marr Dr • From Ravensworth Rd to Backlick Rd Department of Transportation 40
  41. 41. County of Fairfax, Virginia McWhorter Pl • From Ravensworth Rd to Markham St • Bike Master Plan calls for sharrows, but option to do something more with restriping • Proposal would be to implement a road diet • Convert to one lane in each direction, center turn lane, bike lanes Department of Transportation 41
  42. 42. County of Fairfax, Virginia McWhorter Pl Department of Transportation 42 Average Daily Traffic Volume: 2,900 Speed Limit: 25 mph
  43. 43. County of Fairfax, Virginia McWhorter Pl – Ravensworth Rd to Markham St Department of Transportation 43 Existing Proposed
  44. 44. County of Fairfax, Virginia Markham St • From McWhorter Pl to Little River Turnpike • Bike Master Plan calls for bike lanes • Proposal would be to implement a lane diet • Restripe roads and narrow lanes to provide space for bike lanes Department of Transportation 44
  45. 45. County of Fairfax, Virginia Markham St Department of Transportation 45 Average Daily Traffic Volume: 2,900 Speed Limit: 25 mph
  46. 46. County of Fairfax, Virginia Markham St – McWhorter Pl to Little River Tpke Department of Transportation 46 Existing Proposed
  47. 47. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Impacts Department of Transportation 47 • Ravensworth and John Marr Drive • Ravensworth and McWhorter Place • Markham and McWhorter Place No major impact to length of delay because lane configurations at intersections remain the same
  48. 48. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps Department of Transportation 48 • Gather community input tonight and over next two weeks • Comment Period Open until Friday, April 8th • DOTBicyclePrograms@fairfaxcounty.gov • Refine design plans as necessary • Design completion: May 2016 • Projects go to construction Summer 2016
  49. 49. County of Fairfax, Virginia Thank You Department of Transportation 49 Questions/Comments?

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