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Monday, August 8, 2011

VA governor forms task force to manage BRAC traffic issues

The first wave of 6,000 Department of Defense workers will move into the Mark Center this week, and Gov. Bob McDonnell’s response is the establishment of a task force and traffic management plan for I-395, he announced Aug. 8.

The task force will:
• Monitor traffic flow and quickly adjust surrounding traffic signals to changing traffic conditions.
• Develop a high-tech “integrated corridor management plan” to improve traffic flow.
• Implement a regional transit coordination group to provide increased transit service to the Mark Center.
• Coordinate all roadway projects in the I-95/I-395 corridor to help manage delays and congestion during construction.
• Create a comprehensive public outreach plan to provide advanced notice of construction-caused road delays.

Construction of a new high-occupancy ramp connecting I-395 with Seminary Road at the Mark Center could begin in 2012 at the earliest.

1 comment:

  1. Any study until after Labor Day is extremely flawed.
    No one is in town right now and regular traffic is down by about 70%.
    The study should begin after 12 September 2011 to be at all valid.

    (Not to metion that the study should habe been done five years BEFORE this sad and disaterous decision to build was made)