FABB encourages local Tysons and McLean riders to Speak Up! for better bike infrastructure as part of plans to improve the dangerous intersection for Spring Hill and Lewinsville Roads.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will host a virtual meeting for the Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road Intersection Improvement Study on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7 pm. The meeting will cover the study’s background and status, discuss the final preferred intersection improvement option, and seek feedback through an online survey on a final selection.
The intersection has a severely skewed intersection angle and experiences peak hour congestion, significant cut-through traffic, long queues, and regular crashes. Its proximity to Spring Hill Elementary School contributes to the recurring congestion and significant queue spillbacks from the intersection.
FABB supports the currently favored option, an offset T-intersection, which adds bike lanes along Spring Hill Road with better connectivity to existing lanes on Lewinsville Road east of the intersection. Less confidant bikers probably will want to use the improved shared-use paths that are included in the plan, so FABB is advocating that FCDOT ensure that the paths are an adequate width around the elementary school and nearby soccer fields. FABB also advocates for significant signage to alert drivers to presence of cyclists, to exercise caution when moving into the right turn lanes, and remind them of the 3-foot law for safe passing.
Join the online meeting here or call in at 1-844-621-3956 and use access code: 2349 873 9558.
Please take the survey before its June 1, 2022, deadline here.
For more information on the options, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/study/spring-hill-lewinsville-road.
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