Establishing a school zone near Oakton High School and installation of a speed camera
Blake Lane Safety Advisory Group 5th meeting (virtual, date: TBD)
VDOT is completing a slurry seal placement
Road Safety Audit
My office hosted the first Blake Lane Safety Improvements Community Meeting.
VDOT conducted a speed study to determine the appropriate speed in this corridor and the 85th percentile was 43.5 MPH. VDOT determined that the current speed limit of 35 MPH is appropriate for this road.
85th percentile speed is defined as “the speed at or below which 85% of all vehicles are observed to travel under free-flowing conditions past a monitored point.”
April 2021: My office hosted another community meeting and provided updates on recent safety improvements and potential future improvements.
May 2021: The Board of Supervisors approved the request for the installation of “$200 Additional Fine for Speeding” signs between Jermantown Road and Sutton Road, as part of the Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP). Signs were installed in September 2021.
November 2021: VDOT conducted a signal warrant study at the intersection of Blake Lane and Hibbard Street to determine whether the intersection meets the required warrants.
I hosted a community meeting that was attended by community members, FCPD, VDOT, FCDOT, and FCPS.
Fairfax County Police increased their presence and deployed a radar speed sign along the corridor.
VDOT repainted/refreshed all the lane markings along the corridor for better visibility, and upgraded standard crosswalks to high-visibility crosswalks at all signalized intersections.