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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pedestrian improvements planned for Route 50

Route 50 at the Wayne Road and Woodlawn Avenue intersections. [Google Maps]
Construction will start soon on several pedestrian improvement projects along Route 50 between Jaguar Trail in Falls Church and east of Patrick Henry Drive in Seven Corners.

The 10 projects, undertaken by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation, are designed to increase pedestrian safety, connectivity, and accessibility.

One project already under way involves approximately 1,200 linear feet of intersection and sidewalk connection improvements along Route 50 from Woodlawn Avenue to Wayne Road in Falls Church.

The center median will be reconfigured to restrict left turn access onto Route 50 from Woodlawn and Wayne. The project also includes a high-visibility pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of Route 50 and Woodlawn Avenue, curb cut ramps, and bus stop pads.  

Active construction is scheduled Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. The project is expected to be completed this fall. 

Other projects to begin this spring and be completed by the fall include: 
  • Route 50 at Allen Street intersection – Intersection improvements, including crosswalks and curb cut ramps. 
  • Route 50 sidewalk from the east side of Woodlawn Avenue to church parking lot – Approximately 550 linear feet of sidewalk improvements along the north side of the service road from Woodlawn Avenue to Iglesia de Santa Maria Episcopal Church. 
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Westcott Street to Annandale Road – Approximately 2,500 linear feet of walkway improvements, including crosswalks and curb cut ramps along the north side of Route 50 from Westcott Street to Annandale Road. 
For these projects, a construction schedule has yet been determined: 
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Cedar Hill Road to Allen Street – Approximately 1,600 linear feet of walkway improvements, including crosswalks, curbs and gutters, and curb cut ramps along the north side of the service road from Cedar Hill Road to Allen Street. 
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Graham Road to Woodley Lane – 400 linear feet of walkway improvements along the south side of Route 50 from Graham Road to Woodley Lane.
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Annandale Road to Cherry Street – 1,100 linear feet of walkway improvements, including crosswalks and curb cut ramps along the north side of Route 50 from Annandale Road to Cherry Street.
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Meadow Lane to Linden Lane – 900 linear feet of walkway improvements, including curbs and gutters, crosswalks, and curb cut ramps along the north side of the road from Cherry Street to Linden Lane.
  • Route 50 sidewalk from South Street to Aspen Lane – 1,300 linear feet of walkway improvements, including curb ramps and crosswalks, along the south side of Route 50 from South Street to Aspen Lane. 
  • Route 50 sidewalk from Patrick Henry Drive to Olin Drive – 350 linear feet of sidewalk improvements along the south side of the service road from Patrick Henry Drive to Olin Drive. 
The $10 million initiative is funded through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program and Regional Surface Transportation Program.

2 comments:

  1. So how are you going to mitigate the increased traffic that will be turning left from other streets onto 50? Graham and Annandale are already a mess.

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  2. it would be nice to be able to walk across route 50 at South street to get to the EFC metro station.....w/o being at risk of dying.

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