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

Download (PDF, 2.32MB)

2016 Canterbury Woods Holiday Lights Contest

December 23, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Congratulations to all our winners and participants.

The neighborhood is the actual winner of all this holiday cheer. Thank you!

When you get a chance, please check out your neighborhood’s holiday displays and congratulate the winners!!!!

Best in Show (Overall Decorations)
1 – 8505 Canterbury (Bird Family)
2 – 5009 Althea (Smith Family)
3 – 4916 King Richard (Garrison Family)

Best Use of Lighting
1 – 5016 Fleming (Stinson Family)
2 – 8803 QE (Lee Family)
3 – 4825 Candace Lane (Kirchner Family)
H – 4812 Woodland Way (Brocato Family)
H – 4916 Chanticleer (Converse Family)

Most Original/Creative
1 – 4814 Hercules (Pearson Family)
2 – 5001 Chanticleer (DiMaina Family)
3 – 4900 King Richard (Reingruber Family)
H – 5023 King Richard (Viney Family)

Best Wreath Display
1 – 8611 Canterbury (Tousignant Family)
2 – 4919 Althea (Mosel Family)
3 – 5005 Althea (Adamus Family)
H – 8707 Nero (Grant Family)

Total of 16 awards: 4 1st Place, 4 2nd Place, 4 3rd Place, 4 Honorable Mention

(Judges’ Final Decisions 12/20/2016- Andy Kokkinis, Liz d’Alelio, Gregg Prillaman)

Family names from the 2016-2017 Community Directory

4th Annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest

December 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Announcing the 4th Annual CW Winter Holiday Home Decoration Contest

*There is no entry application; just decorate your home and yard to help make our neighborhood festive for the holidays.

*First, second, third place (& a few honorable mention) prizes will be awarded and a sign indicating “Winner” will be put in the yards of those homes taking first place in the various categories.

*Awards will be given for:

Most Original/Creative; Best Use of Lighting; Best in Show (Overall Decoration); and Best Wreath Display.

*Judging will take place between noon on December 16th and evening of the December 20th. Homes will be viewed one time during the day and once in the evening. To be considered you must have your decorations out by the 19th at the latest!

Questions? Contact Gregg Prillaman, 703-622-6026, kprilla150@aol.com.