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Ongoing Lee District Transportation Project Information – February 2016


Lockheed and Route 1 Intersection Project

  • Adds a dual left turn from Lockheed Blvd. to northbound Rte. 1
  • Includes new curb ramps, crosswalk, sidewalk, bus shelters, and pedestrian signal modification.
  • Crosswalk on the south side will be remarked and a raised median with refuge will be added.
  • Completion: anticipated summer 2016


Richmond Highway Transit Center Study

  • On hold
  • Comp plan study (Embark)


Backlick Road/Amherst Avenue Pedestrian Improvement

  • Install signalized crosswalks at Highland Street. Funded through 2014 Bond. $300.000.The much needed signalized crosswalks at the busy and confusing intersection of Highland Street/Backlick Road/Amherst Avenue is considered a funded project in the 4 year program that the Board authorized in July 2012.
  • Funding will come from the November 2014 Transportation Bond. This project has been identified as one of a handful of “priority projects” in the approved 2014 Bond, with an estimated cost of $300,000. 
  • Construction in early 2016.


Springfield CBC Commuter Parking

  • Total Cost: ~$52 million
  • 4 to 5 story structure with 1,000-1,100 commuter parking spaces
  • 3-5 bus bays, bicycle storage and possibly recreational facilities
  • Rough schedule:

Design and environmental phase – Spring 2016

Land acquisition and utilities - Spring 2016 to Spring 2017

Bid advertisement and contract award - Summer 2017 to Summer 2019

Construction – late 2017 to Winter 2019


Route1 Widening (1)

  • Total Cost: ~$180 million
  • Underway
  • Widens Route 1 from Mount Vernon Memorial Highway to Telegraph Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes
  • Includes bike, pedestrian, and future transit accommodations.
  • Anticipated Completion: Winter 2016.  


Route 1 Widening (2)

  • Total cost: $90 million
  • Planning and Scoping currently underway
  • Widens Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway to Napper Road north from four to six lanes                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Includes reservation of the ROW for the future transit.
  • Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Route 1 Transit

  • DRPT Route 1 Alternative Analysis Transit Study

Hybrid option – BRT and a Yellow Line extension

Timeline: BRT around 2025, Metro around 2040


Frontier Drive Extension/Franconia-Springfield Metro

  • Total Cost: $63 million
  • Extends Frontier to Loisdale Road
  • Completion: Summer 2022 (but will be expedited for FBI)


HAWK signal 

  • VDOT is doing the design and construction of this phase of the project.
  • Currently in design phase.
  • Associated sidewalk has been installed


Jefferson Manor Phase III A

  • Intermediate design distribution – Feb. 2016
  • Community outreach/meetings with property owners – Feb. thru April 2016
  • RW phase & utility relocation – 2017 through Spring 2018
  • Construction – late 2018 thru Spring 2019


Telegraph Road Walkway from Huntington Avenue to Rose Hill Drive

  • Installs 5’ wide concrete sidewalk along missing links, including crosswalks and curb ramps.
  • Three phases;

Phase 1 – Pike Road to Rose Hill Drive

Phase II –Pike Road to Wilton Road

Phase III – Wilton – Farmington Road

  • In survey (schedule will be developed upon survey completion)


Cinder Bed and Newington/Telegraph (the triangle area).

  • Total project estimate is $6,165,000 which also includes survey and design. 
  • This project widens and realigns Cinder Bed Road to eliminate the existing severely skewed alignment at the intersection with Newington Road.
  • Cinder Bed Road is widened to 4 lanes from Newington Road to just east of the new entrance to the DVS facility.
  • Left turn lanes are added on Newington Road at the intersection with realigned Cinder Bed Road, and a right turn lane is added from Newington Road to Cinder Bed Road.
  • A 10’ shared use asphalt path is provided along Newington Road, and a 5’ concrete sidewalk along the south side of realigned Cinder Bed Road from the Newington Road intersection to just east of the DVS entrance Road.
  • Schedule: Notice to proceed with construction - January 2016. Completion is scheduled for spring of 2017.


Franconia Walkway(north side)

  • Norton to Governor’s Pond
  • Estimated completion 2016

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