Braddock Road Poll

February 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Braddock Road 6 Feb Meeting Recap

February 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Supervisor Cook’s Braddock Road Community Meeting Recap
No additional lanes should be built on Braddock Road from Guinea Road to the Beltway. Instead, a series of intersection improvements, including significant adjustments to the Burke Lake Road and Wakefield Chapel Road intersections, and access management techniques – making some unsignalized intersections right in right out only – should be built. These were the initial recommendations of the citizen task force that has studied the corridor in depth over the last two years. County transportation staff concurs in the recommendations, which were presented to the community at a public meeting last night, sponsored by Supervisor Cook and attended by about 300 residents.
The task force also presented pedestrian and bicycle options, but not recommendations, which will come later in the spring. These include construction of mixed use paths on both sides of the road, completion of all missing trail connections, and one or more pedestrian overpasses. The group is especially interested in residents’ opinions on pedestrian overpasses.
The task force set aside the question of whether to build a transit center. Once road and pedestrian recommendations are finalized, then the group will take back up the transit center questions. Options for transit will be presented to the public at a community meeting in the late spring.
Implementation of these recommendations would present only one-third the cost of adding lanes to the roadway. The study showed that adding lanes would increase the number of trips handled by the road, but travel times would not decrease as much as with the intersection and access management improvements because extra cars would be drawn to the road. The intersection improvement plan shows fairly significant reductions in travel time when compared with the no-build option. The study was based on a 2040 planning horizon. The no-build option showed significant degradation in road conditions and significant increases in travel time compared to today.
The public is urged to review the complete presentation online and make comments over the next two weeks. Please submit your comments by February 20th at

January 4th Draft Task Force Meeting Handout

January 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Dear CW residents,

Many of you are aware of the proposed improvements for Braddock Road and the surrounding area.  For those of you who are new or have not been following the progress, here is a quick background.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors first adopted a plan for widening of Braddock Road in 1990. Later, the Northern Virginia 2010 Transportation Plan recommended High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) widening on Braddock Road from Burke Lake Road to I-495 and conventional widening from Guinea to Burke Lake Road.  There is Commonwealth funding now available and Fairfax County awarded a contract in November, 2014 to evaluate potential improvements on Braddock Road from Guinea Road to the Beltway.  It is important to understand that other roadways in our area are also under consideration for improvements and the totality of these improvements are studied as an impact to traffic flow.

In February, 2014, Supervisor Cook formed a Braddock Road Multimodal Study Citizen Advisory Group. The group has, as members, representatives from Home Owners Associations (HOA) and Civic Associations (CA) from each of the communities surrounding Braddock Road and provides the opportunity for each of these communities to have a voice during the course of the Braddock Road Multimodal Study. Canterbury Woods is one of these communities.  Our current community representative is Paul Hopler who attends all of the Braddock Road Task Force meetings.

It is important to remember that right now NO decisions have been made on exactly what changes will be coming to Braddock Road, if any.  In addition, the multimodal study evaluated traffic flow in the year 2040! However; if decisions are made to improve Braddock Road, construction could potentially begin and occur in the 2021-2024 timeframe.

There is a lot of information on the Fairfax County website, that I encourage you to read.

Multimodal Study:

History of meetings and materials passed out at the meetings:

I have attached the latest materials from the December 7th Braddock Road Task Force meeting.  The Task Force meetings consist of only assigned community representatives, which as I mentioned above is Paul Hopler for Canterbury Woods.  In addition, there are meetings that are held that are open to the public.  The next public meeting is expected to take place in February 2017.  We will update you when the date becomes available.

I also highly recommend subscribing to the Braddock Beacon.  It comes out once a month and is a wealth of knowledge about what is happening in our community. You can signup by clicking the link at the following website. The link is at the top of the page.

Dale Johnson
CWCA President

Eagle Scout Project led by Bryan Young improves Canterbury Woods Swim and Racquet Club

January 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Canterbury Woods residents,

Thanks to a very civic-minded young man, the retaining wall next to the Canterbury Woods Swim and Racquet club has been completely replaced.  Bryan was able to lead the project from concept to completion, including raising a substantial sum of money required to complete the project.  He did a fantastic job and was able to rally several community residents to help him complete the project as well as fellow scout members.  Thank you!  You can read a summary of the project in his own words and view some photos in the embedded .pdf file.

Dale Johnson

CWCA President

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