Transportation Advisory Commission Presents Award

July 21, 2008

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  • Presented to Jeanmarie Roberson, county engineer.
  • Known for working on projects that improve traffic flow.
  • Braddock Road, Guinea Road and Franconia-Springfield Parkway are some of her projects.

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The Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) presented its annual award today during the Board of Supervisors’ regularly scheduled meeting. The Transportation Achievement Award was presented to Fairfax County Engineer Jeanmarie Roberson.

“This year, the TAC is honoring Ms. Roberson for her contribution to the objectives of the County Transportation Plan” said Janyce Hedetniemi, chair of the commission. “She was selected because of her exceptional management of complex transportation projects. She is particularly commended for her ability to minimize community disruption in the execution of these projects and for her attention to the reduction of adverse environmental impacts.”

Roberson works for the Transportation Design Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. She has managed several large, complex transportation projects, including the widening of Guinea Road and sections of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

Hedetniemi cited her recent work on two projects that are part of the Board of Supervisors’ First Four-Year Transportation Plan:

Jeanmarie Roberson
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  • She was the project manager for therecently completed segment of Braddock Road at George Mason University (GMU). This project extended the right-turn lane from westbound Braddock Road to northbound Ox Road. Prior to extending this turn lane, there were significant traffic delays at this intersection. These delays have all but disappeared. A new sidewalk also was added from the GMU entrance to Ox Road, facilitating pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian crossing signals also were installed at the Braddock Road/GMU entrance to enhance safety. This project required close coordination with GMU for acquisition of land rights, disposition of the bus shelter and relocation of a GMU sign at Roanoke Lane.

  • Roberson is currently managing a project to improve the safety of the intersection of Braddock Road and Little River Turnpike. This intersection’s severe angle results in cars that accidentally skid into the yards of a nearby townhouse complex. This intersection also features a sharp drop in grade, causing cars to bottom out as they travel through it.

The Transportation Advisory Commission provides advice, information and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on major county transportation issues, planning and programming.

For more information about the award or the commission, contact Bob Owolabi, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, 703-324-1100, TTY 711.


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