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:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/braddockroadmmstudy/

History of meetings and materials passed out at the meetings:

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/braddockroadmeetings.htm

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.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/

V/r
Dale Johnson
CWCA President