Covering Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads and Seven Corners in Fairfax County, Virginia

Police target aggressive drivers

The Fairfax County Police Department rolled out its 2023 Road Shark campaign on March 13 targeting aggressive driving. Road Shark is a high-visibility coordinated enforcement and education effort aimed at reducing crashes, changing driving behavior, and, ultimately, saving lives. The police department will station officers in high-visibility areas all over the county. They will look … Continued

Sleepy Hollow Road gets a speed camera

Fairfax County plans to install speed cameras at eight school zones – including Sleepy Hollow Road at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School – by Feb. 10 The goals of the photo monitoring program are to encourage drivers to slow down and protect pedestrians. Studies have shown that speed camera enforcement reduces crashes and traffic-related injuries and … Continued

Braddock Road needs traffic calming

A driver crashed into this sign on Braddock Road. [Photos: Richard Zambito] A sign put up on Braddock Road in Parklawn urging drivers to watch out for pedestrians last week was knocked down by a vehicle that jumped the curb just four days later. That symbolizes the dangerous conditions on Braddock Road and the failure … Continued

VDOT recommends improvements for key intersections on Braddock Road

The Virginia Department of Transportation has come up with recommendations for improvements to three critical intersections on Braddock Road. Those proposals, announced at a community meeting Nov. 29, are part of the Braddock Road Multimodal Project, which is aimed at reducing traffic flow and making the corridor safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. In May 2021, … Continued

Transportation officials talk safety

Improving safety on the region’s busiest roadways requires retrofitting an infrastructure built decades ago, cooperation among jurisdictions, and changing drivers’ mindsets. Those were the key points from a discussion among regional transportation leaders at a recent webinar hosted by the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Annual traffic fatalities in Virginia … Continued

Backlick signal improvements underway

Construction is underway on improvements to enhance pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations at the intersection of Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard in the Springfield area of Mason District. The traffic signal upgrades include new mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates, and signs, VDOT reports. Drivers on Backlick Road will … Continued

VDOT assesses Route 236 improvements

The Virginia Department of Transportation is considering several improvements to Little River Turnpike (Route 236) in Annandale. Potential options include innovative intersection enhancements at Backlick Road, a pedestrian hybrid beacon at Minor Lane, raised medians between Markham Street and John Marr Drive, a traffic signal and crosswalks at Green Spring Road, and improved traffic flow … Continued

Little River Turnpike targeted for improvements

The state of Virginia has identified a section of Little River Turnpike in Annandale as in need of improvements. The goal is to reduce congestion and make the corridor safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. A study assessing traffic capacity and safety on a half-mile stretch of Route 336 between Prosperity Avenue and Wakefield Chapel Road … Continued

Congressional School will help relieve traffic backups

The bottleneck on Sleepy Hollow Road in front of Congressional School during drop-off and pick-up times could eventually be resolved. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a funding agreement Jan. 25 that calls for the private school to contribute land rights for the Sleepy Hollow sidewalk project and pay up to $25,000 to widen … Continued