From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the Virginia Department of Transportation will time signals to help move drivers through major shopping centers around Northern Virginia.
Using traffic data gathered during last year’s holiday season, VDOT developed time- and location-specific signal-timing plans at 222 intersections.
Engineers will also use traffic cameras and traffic sensors to monitor conditions and make adjustments in real time, even on holidays, to help keep traffic moving in especially congested areas such as Tysons and Fair Oaks Mall areas.
Holiday traffic signal timing will be in effect from Nov. 26 through Jan. 1 at the following shopping centers:
- Tysons and Galleria Shopping Centers
- Reston Town Center
- Fair Lakes Shopping Center
- Fair Oaks Mall
- Springfield Town Center
- Potomac Mills Mall
- Manassas Mall
- Cascades Town Center
- Potomac Run Center
- Dulles Town Center
- Leesburg Outlets
- Dulles 28 Centre
- Virginia Gateway Shopping Center
A new public information screen is in place this year near the first-floor food court that exits at parking garage C. An additional five screens are located near the movie theatres, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and Macy’s. Shoppers are reminded of these tools to help you use Fairfax Connector or Metro to avoid holiday shopping traffic and congestion in the Tysons area.