On Monday, February 4, 2019 the City hosted a community meeting to get input on the concerns and issues at the intersection of Duke Street and West Taylor Run Parkway. The staff presentation discussed the timeline, funding and process for community engagement for both the short and long term recommendations for this project.
The Duke and West Taylor Run Parkway intersection has been the topic of discussion for a number of years and was identified as a high crash location through the City's Vision Zero Program. The Central Alexandria Traffic Study (CATS) Task Force took comprehensive look at traffic issues in the area and included among the final recommendations that City staff pursue short- and long-term improvements to the intersection of Duke Street, and West Taylor Run Parkway and their impacts on surrounding neighborhoods. The City began to address the recommendations immediately and sought funding for both short and long term solutions and submitted a grant application for 2024-2025 funding.
Project Phases and Timelines:
Interim Solutions (Design and Construction)
•Winter 2019 - Begin outreach and design for interim solutions
•Spring/Summer 2019 – Present concepts to community for input
•Summer/Fall 2019 – Refine concepts and develop final design of interim Solutions
•2020-2021 – Construction of interim solutions
Solutions could include:
- Enhanced pedestrian crossings
- Signal modifications
- Pedestrian refuge islands
- Turn restrictions
- Improved roadway striping
- Minor vehicle movement changes
Major Intersection Design* (Design & Construction)
•2024 – Begin design of major intersection design changes
•2025-2026 – Construction of major changes
*Dependent on receipt of grant funding.
February 4, 2019 Community Meeting