West Falls Church Multimodal Improvements

Project Status

Planning

This project is still in the beginning stages. 

About the Project

The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion near the George Mason High School Campus, future Little City Commons development, and the neighboring West Falls Church Metro Station in Fairfax County. Project activity will be at or near the Chestnut Street and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, Haycock Road and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, and Haycock Road and Schools' Access Road intersection 

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The project includes improvements for many modes of transportation, including: 

  • Installation or replacement and synchronization of four traffic signals at or near the Chestnut Street and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, Haycock Road and W Broad Street/Route 7 intersection, and Haycock Road and Schools' Access Road intersection. 
  • A HAWK (high-intensity pedestrian activated crosswalk) on Haycock Road, to allow better connectivity and access to the school campus. 
  • Pedestrian access improvements, such as widening sidewalks, at the above listed intersections as well as along W Broad Street between the West Falls Church Metro Station and Haycock Road. 
  • Bus stop enhancements at or near the above listed intersections. 
  • Bicycle access improvements, including near the newly installed Capital Bikeshare stations near the High School campus. 
  • Utility undergrounding and relocation.

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Funding

This project is funded through a $15.7 million dollar Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) grant. Learn more about NVTA funded projects in the City of Falls Church and neighboring jurisdictions.

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Schedule 

The timing of project design and construction will be coordinated with the new High School construction and future Little City Commons development. 

City staff expects that design, engineering, and environmental work would begin in Fiscal Year 2021, with construction beginning in Fiscal Year 2022. 

More Information

Contact Kerri Oddenino, Senior Planner, at koddenino@fallschurchva.gov