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Reston Network Analysis: Community Meeting Tier 1 & Tier 2

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Reston Network Analysis: Community Meeting Tier 1 & Tier 2

May 18, 2016

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Reston Network Analysis: Community Meeting Tier 1 & Tier 2

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Reston Network Analysis Community Meeting Tier 1 & Tier 2 May 18, 2016 Kristin Calkins Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Agenda • Purpose of the Study • Network Analysis Process • Tier 1 & Tier 2 Results • Funding Update • Next Steps • Question & Answer Department of Transportation 2
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Purpose of Study • Conduct a detailed analysis of the grid of streets and determine – A finalized grid of streets – Number of lanes between and at intersections – How to best accommodate transit, bikes, and pedestrians – Right-of-way needs • Assign urban street types and modal emphasis based on the Urban Street Standards from the Department of Rail and Public Transportation Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Study Area
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia How we got here: Reston Phase I Plan Amendment Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Need for Study Department of Transportation 6 • The Reston Phase I Comprehensive Plan Amendment was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on February 11, 2014. • The Board follow-on motion from the adoption directed staff to: – “conduct a detailed evaluation and operational analysis of the enhanced street network shown on the Reston Master Plan, prioritize these improvements, and develop an implementation strategy.” – “conduct an inclusive process to prepare a funding plan for the transportation improvements recommended in the Reston Master Plan and report with its recommendations. The funding plan should include arrangements for financing the public share of Reston infrastructure improvements and facilitate co-operative funding agreements with the private sector. The PC strongly believes that public and private investment in Reston is both critical and responsible for ensuring Reston’s future success”
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Need for Study (Cont.) Follow-on Study to the Reston Phase I Plan Amendment Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Reston Phase I Plan Amendment Transportation Recommendations Department of Transportation 8 • Maintain a Balance between land use and transportation • Ensure pedestrian mobility throughout the TSAs • Bike Master Plan for County has been adopted and includes the TSAs • An enhanced RIBS and Fairfax Connector service to support rail • Strong Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program in the TSAs
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Reston Phase I Plan Amendment Major Road Transportation Recommendations Department of Transportation 9 • An enhanced street network to increase connectivity – Developed by the Reston Task Force • Soapstone Drive Overpass • Town Center Parkway Underpass • South Lakes Drive Overpass • Grade Separate Fairfax County Parkway/Sunrise Valley Drive
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Why a Grid A grid of streets allows for more options when going from point A to point B, reducing the demand on streets Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 11 Reston Phase I Plan Amendment Grid of Streets
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Reston Network Analysis Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. Data Collection • Traffic Counts in June 2015 • Travel Time Runs Existing Conditions • Capacity Analysis • Level of Service Test Grid of Streets (2030 & 2050) • Traffic Forecasting Capacity Analysis • Level of Service Mitigation • Signal re- timing • New links • Turn lanes • Additional lanes Roadway Classification • DRPT Design Guidelines • Bike lanes • Sidewalks/ Pedestrian routes • On-Street Parking • Transit Routes Finalize Grid of Streets (2030 & 2050) Based on: • Advisory Group input • Stakeholder input • Community input Phasing Analysis • Prioritization of larger projects Network Analysis Project Process Advisory Group input, Stakeholder input, Community input
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Transit Oriented Development • Mixed-use walkable development around Metrorail Stations • Supported by strong Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program • Enhanced pedestrian facilities • Increased transit ridership • More bike parking and access • Encourages carpooling • Teleworking Department of Transportation 14 Development 2050 Peak Hour – Future Trips 0 to ¼ Mile ¼ to ½ Mile Beyond ½ Mile Office 45% 40% 35% Residential 45% 40% 25% Technological Advancement 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% TDM Vehicle Trip Reduction Goals Reductions based off of ITE Trip Generation Rates
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Evaluating the Grid • Level of Service and Delay at Intersections • LOS E (55 – 80 seconds of delay) is the standard for the Reston Transit Station Areas • VDOT and FCDOT have agreed on LOS E as the standard for the Reston Transit Station Areas • Queue Length (number of cars waiting at a signal) • Walksheds – pedestrian accessibility • Enhanced connectivity for transit Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Mitigation Department of Transportation 16
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Purpose of Mitigation • Mitigation reduces vehicle congestion • Mitigation reduces delays experienced at intersections • Mitigation improves the reliability of travel times through an area (for both buses and vehicles) • Mitigation will be the way we achieve LOS E in the Transit Station Areas • We are using mitigation measures that have the lowest impact Department of Transportation 17
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Mitigation Options • Mitigation Measures - Tiered Approach – 1st Tier: No right of way (ROW) impact – 2nd Tier: Some right of way impact – 3rd Tier: Large scale mitigations if needed – Consultation with Advisory Group, Stakeholders, and citizens • Each grid link is initially assumed to be one lane in each direction – No turn lanes were initially assumed at new intersections Department of Transportation 18 Additional coordination will be needed with VDOT on the location of turn lanes at signalized intersections
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 1st Tier Recommendations Department of Transportation 19
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 1st Tier Mitigation Measures • No ROW Impact Mitigation Measures – Modifications to lane configurations – Signal timing and phasing optimization – All-way stop vs. two-way stop evaluation – Additional traffic signals Department of Transportation 20
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 1st Tier Signal Recommendations Department of Transportation 21 26 New Signalized Intersection Locations Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Wood Oak Dr. Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Commerce Park Dr. East Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Colts Brook Dr. Soapstone Overpass @ Indian Ridge Rd. Extension Frying Pan Rd. @ Greg Roy Ln. Sunset Hills Rd. @ West of Town Center Pkwy. Monroe St. @ Future Connection to Herndon Metro Town Center Pkwy. @ North of Sunset Hills Glade Dr. @ Pinecrest Rd. Town Center Pkwy. @ Market St. South Lakes Dr. @ Pinecrest Rd. Sunset Hills Rd. @ Library St. Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Pinecrest Rd. Extended Sunset Hills Rd. @ Soapstone Overpass Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Town Center Pkwy. Sunset Hills Rd. @ East of Soapstone Overpass Town Center Pkwy. @ North of Sunrise Valley Dr. Sunset Hills Rd. @ South Lakes Overpass West of Reston Pkwy. with grid street Reston Station Blvd. @ Metro Center Dr. Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Roland Clarke Place Reston Station Blvd. @ Michael Faraday Dr. Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Indian Ridge Rd. Isaac Newton Square S. @ Isaac Newton Square W. Sunrise Valley Dr. @ Commerce Park Dr. West Wiehle Ave. @ Isaac Newton Square N.
  22. 22. County of Fairfax, Virginia • Unmitigated had 20 Problem Locations • 10 intersections with delay over 120 Seconds: 1. Centreville Road & Sunrise Valley Drive 2. Monroe Street & Fox Mill Road 3. Spring Street & Herndon Parkway 4. Fairfax County Parkway & Baron Cameron Avenue 5. Fairfax County Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive 6. Town Center Parkway & Sunset Hills Road 7. Reston Parkway & Baron Cameron Avenue 8. Reston Parkway & Bowman Towne Drive 9. Reston Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive 10.Reston Parkway & South Lakes Drive Problem Locations After Tier 1 Mitigation Department of Transportation 22
  23. 23. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations Department of Transportation 23
  24. 24. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 24 Mitigation Measures 2nd Tier: Some Right of Way Impact • Potential some ROW Mitigation Measures – Signals were added where needed – Turn lanes: left and right turn lanes – Additional through lane – Additional grid link
  25. 25. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations Department of Transportation 25 New Signals • New Dominion Pkwy. & Library St. • Reston Station Blvd. & Soapstone Dr. • Bracknell Dr. & Stevenage Rd. • Reston Town Center West consolidated access
  26. 26. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Intersection Control Department of Transportation 26
  27. 27. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations Department of Transportation 27 Turn Lanes • Monroe St. & Frying Pan Rd./Fox Mill Rd. • Reston Pkwy. & Sunrise Valley Dr. • Sunset Hills Rd. &Town Center Pkwy. • Wiehle Ave. & Reston Station Blvd. • Wiehle Ave. & N Isaac Newton Sq. • Monroe St. & future connection to Herndon Metro Garage Additional coordination will be needed with VDOT on the location of turn lanes at signalized intersections
  28. 28. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations New Turn Lanes Department of Transportation 28 Wiehle Ave. & N. Isaac Newton Sq.- EB left turn lane & WB right turn lane Tier 1 Tier 2 PM: 103 sec. PM: 65 sec.
  29. 29. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations Town of Herndon Comprehensive Plan Improvements Department of Transportation 29 Worldgate Dr. & Herndon Pkwy. Monroe St. & Worldgate Dr. Monroe St. & Herndon Pkwy. Fairbrook Drive Extension Worldgate Drive Extension New Signals Worldgate Dr. Extension & Herndon Pkwy. Herndon Pkwy. & Fairbrook Dr.
  30. 30. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Mitigation Results Department of Transportation 30
  31. 31. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 Problem Locations Department of Transportation 31 Intersections – 120+ Seconds of Delay Intersections 2050 Unmitigated After 2050 1st Tier After 2050 2nd Tier 20 10 7 With signal re-timings and the introduction of signals, there has been a reduction in the projected number of intersections experiencing delays in excess of 120 seconds
  32. 32. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 32 2050 Unmitigated Problem Locations
  33. 33. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 33 2050 1st Tier Problem Locations
  34. 34. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 34 2050 2nd Tier Problem Locations
  35. 35. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Problem Locations Department of Transportation 35 • Unmitigated had 20 Problem Locations • After 1st Tier: 10 Problem Locations • After 2nd Tier: 7 Problem Locations – 6 are associated with identified follow-on tasks 1. Fairfax County Parkway & Spring Street 2. Fairfax County Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive 3. Reston Parkway & Baron Cameron Avenue 4. Reston Parkway & Bowman Towne Drive 5. Reston Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive 6. Reston Parkway & South Lakes Drive
  36. 36. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Problem Locations Department of Transportation 36 Fairfax County Pkwy. & Spring St. Reston Pkwy. Capacity Improvements Fairfax County Pkwy. & Sunrise Valley Dr.
  37. 37. County of Fairfax, Virginia 3rd Tier Mitigation Department of Transportation 37
  38. 38. County of Fairfax, Virginia Mitigation Measures 3rd Tier: Alternative Intersection Treatment • Median U-Turn/Superstreet – Eliminates left turn movement for side streets – Increases thru movement green time – Additional needed ROW to provide turn radius Department of Transportation 38
  39. 39. County of Fairfax, Virginia Mitigation Measures 3rd Tier: Large Mitigation Measures • Underpass/Overpass – Provides for an uninterrupted thru movement • Only done in close coordination with Advisory Group and Stakeholders after all other mitigation measures have not worked Department of Transportation 39
  40. 40. County of Fairfax, Virginia Funding Plan Department of Transportation 40
  41. 41. County of Fairfax, Virginia Funding Plan Overview • The plan focuses on how to best fund projects in the Reston Transit Station Areas • Projects included in the plan are those recommended in the Reston Phase I Plan Amendment • The plan will span 40 years (FY2015 - FY2054) • The plan will build on priorities identified as part of the Network Analysis • The plan will determine funding allocation for projects Department of Transportation 41
  42. 42. County of Fairfax, Virginia Reston Funding Plan Projects Department of Transportation 42
  43. 43. County of Fairfax, Virginia Shared Funding Solution • Public and private investment in Reston is necessary to ensure Reston’s future success. • Public funding means money from federal, state, local, and regional sources. – Multiple sources from each type • Private funding means money from the following sources: – Proffers from developers – Contributions to a Road Fund (per square foot/per dwelling unit) – In-kind Contributions – New Revenue Source (tax district, service district, etc.) Department of Transportation 43
  44. 44. County of Fairfax, Virginia Building the Funding Plan • Discussion with Advisory Group • Prepared preliminary cost estimates for roadway, intersection, and grid improvements • Potential revenue sources and funding mechanisms for the plan • Individual project prioritization (Network Analysis Study) • Timing of funding needs Department of Transportation 44
  45. 45. County of Fairfax, Virginia Building the Funding Plan Cont. • Viable funding strategies – Amount of public and private responsibility for plan costs – Analysis of several funding scenarios that include use of a road fund or a road fund in combination with a service or tax district over Reston TSAs, Reston, and/or Special Tax District 5 – Non-viable scenarios have been removed based on initial feedback include those that feature a service district over all of Reston or a service district over Special Tax District 5, which provide limited increases to support funding the plan Department of Transportation 45
  46. 46. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps • Identify Tier 3 Mitigation Measures for: – Fairfax County Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive – Fairfax County Parkway & Spring Street – Reston Parkway » Intersection improvements from Baron Cameron Avenue to Lawyers Road • Phasing Analysis – Based on Existing Conditions • Advisory Group Meeting on Funding Plan Department of Transportation 46
  47. 47. County of Fairfax, Virginia Schedule Department of Transportation 47 Task Description 1A Land Use and Networks - Task is Complete 1B Traffic Counts - Task is Complete 2A Establish Existing Conditions - Task is Complete 2B Calibrate Against Existing Conditions -Task is Complete 3A2 Analyze Future Conditions (2050) - Task complete advance to Tier 3 Mitigation 3A1 Analyze Future Conditions (2030) 3B Simulation of the Dulles Toll Road 3C Microsimulation - Optional 4A Meetings/Presentations 4B Additional Meetings/Presentations - Optional 5A Phasing Analysis - Existing Conditions 5B Phasing Analysis - 2050 - Optional 6 Determination of DRPT Guidelines Roadway Classification 7 Documentation 8 Reston Parkway Capacity Improvements 9 Fairfax County Parkway & Spring Street Interchange 10 Fairfax County Parkway & Sunrise Valley Drive 11 Rock Hill Bridge at Sunrise Valley Drive 12A Meetings/Presentations 12B Additional Meetings/Presentations - Optional March 2016January 2016 February 2016 October 2016April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 05/16/16
  48. 48. County of Fairfax, Virginia Questions & Comments For questions and comments about the study please contact: Kristin Calkins: Kristin.Calkins@fairfaxcounty.gov (703) 877-5710 http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/restonnetworkanalysis/ Department of Transportation 48
  49. 49. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations New Turn Lanes (Cont.) Department of Transportation 49 Town Center Pkwy. & Sunset Hills Rd. - SB & NB left turn lanes Tier 1 Tier 2 TownCenter Pkwy. Sunset Hills Rd. Sunset Hills Rd. TownCenter Pkwy. AM: 106 sec. PM: 157 sec. AM: 41 sec. PM: 40 sec.
  50. 50. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2050 2nd Tier Recommendations New Turn Lanes (Cont.) Department of Transportation 50 Wiehle Ave. & Reston Station Blvd.- WB left turn lane Tier 1 Tier 2 AM WB approach: 121 sec. AM WB approach: 60 sec.

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