Central Alexandria Traffic Study

Page updated on Feb 9, 2018 at 8:01 PM
Central Alexandria Traffic Study Area

Central Alexandria Traffic Study

In response to resident concerns about increased traffic and traffic diversion to neighborhoods in central Alexandria, City Council has directed to staff to conduct a comprehensive traffic study, which will examine traffic volumes, speeds, and traffic origins and destinations. The traffic study will specifically focus on Seminary Hill, Seminary Ridge, Clover College Park, and Taylor Run Civic Associations' areas.

What's New

The next Task Force meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on February 22, 2018 at Bishop Ireton High School.  City Staff will present the Task Force with short-, mid-, and long-term mitigation recommendations based on the comments and feedback received from the Task Force and community to date and the priorities identified by each neighborhood at the previous meeting.  Click here to submit any additional comments and questions directly to the Project Manager for this study. 

Meeting Materials

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

friday, December 22, 2017 


THURSDAY, february 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Task Force Kick-off Meeting


In 2015, staff performed a small-scale traffic analysis for these neighborhoods, four community meetings were held, and, in October 2015, staff conducted a survey to gain feedback on potential mitigation measures.  The survey, which received 575 responses, demonstrated little public support for access restrictions from West Taylor Run Parkway to Telegraph Road, and little public support for other access restrictions from Janneys Lane into the Clover College Park and Taylor Run neighborhoods, and as a result, these potential changes were put on hold.  Public outreach and results of the survey are summarized through a December 7, 2015 presentation to the community (View here).   

Despite lack of support for traffic mitigation measures, significant concerns from the community about traffic diversion remain, and the communities have requested that the City conduct a more comprehensively study to examine where the traffic is coming from and going to, and what neighborhood streets are being used to avoid congestion on arterial roadways.   

In response to these requests, staff is working with the community on the requested comprehensive traffic study. This traffic study was outside of the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) work plan for fiscal year 2017, however, given the concerns raised about the need for data regarding traffic to provide future solutions, and safety concerns, staff is actively working on this effort per direction from Council.   

Staff has requested that each civic association involved - Seminary Hill, Seminary Ridge, Clover College Park, and Taylor Run - provide two representatives to sit on a group to provide public input as the study is developed and conducted.  Two members are requested from each civic association to provide equal representation from each association.   After the City has collected data, the group will meet to review initial themes seen from the data as well as review any small-scale mitigation measures, such as signal changes, signs, enforcement, and give input on those measures. It is important to note that larger-scale infrastructure improvements would need to be considered through the City’s Transportation Master Plan, which is scheduled to be updated in fiscal year 2018.

The memorandum to City Council on the Central Alexandria Traffic Study can be found here.


For more information, please contact David Soares, Traffic Engineer IV, at david.soares@alexandriava.gov.