Braddock Road Multimodal Study
Project News and Updates
Fairfax County is working with Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and members of the community on a study to develop and evaluate a number of improvements for the Braddock Road corridor, between Guinea Road and I-495. Potential improvements may include additional travel lanes, HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes, or intersection, pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
Community Meeting Set for June 26, 2017
FCDOT and Supervisor Cook will host a community meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017, in the cafeteria of Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature an open house and an opportunity to review information and talk to FCDOT staff. A formal presentation, including a review of options for transit parking, will be given at 7:30 p.m.
Previous meeting information incudes:
- Braddock Road Multimodal Study-Guinea Road to I-495: Community Meeting No. 3: Feb. 6, 2017
- Braddock Road Multimodal Study Community Meeting No. 3 Exhibit Boards: Feb. 6, 2017
In November 2014, Fairfax County engaged the services of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP (RK&K), an engineering consultant, to assist in conducting a study of the project corridor. The purpose of this study is to analyze and recommend a plan for increasing the capacity of Braddock Road from Guinea Road to I-495, including evaluation of HOV lanes from Burke Lake Road to I-495. The study will also analyze potential sites for a transit center along the Braddock Road corridor. As a result, the study will address three projects that have been part of the Comprehensive Plan for several years:
- Widening of Braddock Road from six (6) to eight (8) lanes from Burke Lake Road to I-495 by constructing/adding one HOV lane in each direction.
- Widening of Braddock Road from four (4) to six (6) lanes from Guinea Road to Burke Lake Road by constructing/adding one general purpose lane in each direction.
- Construction of a transit center along Braddock Road located in the vicinity of the Kings Park Shopping Center.
Widening of Braddock Road
To evaluate widening Braddock Road from six (6) to eight (8) lanes by adding one HOV lane in each direction from Burke Lake Road to I-495, the study will include an analysis of the following options:
- “No Build” option where no improvements are made, and the road is not widened.
- “Spot Intersection Improvements” option where spot improvements are made at intersections along Braddock Road, but the road is not widened.
- Widening with HOV lanes.
- Widening with general purpose lanes open to all traffic.
A plan for HOV widening on Braddock Road was adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1990. The Northern Virginia 2010 Transportation Plan recommended HOV widening on Braddock Road from Burke Lake Road to I-495 and conventional widening from Guinea to Burke Lake Road The section of Braddock Road to be studied currently handles approximately 70,000 vehicle trips a day.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
The study will also include pedestrian and bicycle facilities such as:
- Shared use paths on both sides of Braddock Road.
- Pedestrian and bicycle crossings of Braddock Road along the corridor, including potential grade-separated crossings.
Helpful Definitions and Terms
- Peak Hours – the single morning and afternoon hours of the working day carrying the heaviest traffic. This is typically used for the evaluation of traffic congestion along a roadway.
- General purpose lanes – may be used by all road users regardless of the number of vehicle occupants or vehicle types.
- SOV – Single occupant vehicle
- HOV Lanes – “High Occupancy Vehicle” are restricted to vehicles carrying more than one passenger. “HOV-2” means a minimum of two passengers; “HOV-3” is a minimum of three passengers.
In accordance with Title VI and ADA requirements, please contact the Fairfax County Department of Transportation at 703-877-5600, TTY 711 to request reasonable Title VI or ADA accommodations, including printed material in an alternate format or translated and interpreter services for public events. Requests for assistance at public events must be received at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled event.