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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
- 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)
- 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