Greenway Downs Project

Greenway Downs

Public Meeting: March 7

  • There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Oak Street Elementary School Cafeteria 
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Project Description

The City of Falls Church received a federal grant from VDOT to develop and implement a neighborhood-wide traffic calming and pedestrian safety plan for the section of the City known as Greenway Downs.  The streets included in the Study Area are Seaton Lane, W Rosemary Lane, Jackson St, W Marshall St, W George Mason Rd, W Greenway Blvd and W Cameron Rd.  A map of the Study Area is below.  

This project is being undertaken at the request of several residents and will operate through the City's Neighborhood Traffic Calming (NTC) program which requires the formation of a Working Group of residents to work with staff and other residents in the development of plans to address speeding and pedestrian safety issues.  For this project there is a working group for each street in the study area.  The City has hired an engineering consultant to work with staff and residents to develop solutions and plans for each street in the Study Area.

Greenway Downs Study Area (1)

Past Milestones

  • February 2021 - Scope of Work developed and consultant retained.
  • April 2021 - Letter sent to neighborhood residents alerting them of the upcoming Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety project. Six small working groups of residents formed, one for each street.
  • May 2021 - Consultant collects traffic data on 6 streets.
  • June 2021 - Kick off meeting with VDOT, consultant and City staff.
  • July 2021 - Kick off meeting with Neighborhood Working Groups.
  • March 17, 2022 - Staff hosted a meeting to present the conceptual traffic calming plan to the Working Groups.
  • May 2022 - Working Groups for each street provided comments to staff on the conceptual traffic calming plan.  Staff then reviewed and responded to the Working Group comments and provided direction to the consultant to prepare 30% plans.
  • June 2022 - Staff provided the CACT with the Working Group comments and Staff’s responses.
  • July 2022 – Receipt of 30% plans from consultant.
  • August 2022 – Distribution of 30% plans to Working Groups, VDOT, and CACT VDOT comments were received later in the month.  
  • December 2022 – Receipt of survey and bus turning movements.
  • February 2023 – Receipt of updated intersection plans from the consultant.

Upcoming Milestones

  • Staff to host a meeting on Tuesday March 7th, 2023, to confirm individual street plans with working groups.
  • March 2023 – Working groups and staff to work out final details before vote. 
  • April 2023 - Community to vote on plans via email or in the mail.
  • Early summer 2023 - Consultant to develop and submit 60% plans and cost estimates to VDOT.
  • Early summer 2023 - VDOT to approve 60% plans.
  • Late summer 2023 - Consultant to develop Final Project Design and submit plans and cost estimates to VDOT. 
  • Fall 2023 - VDOT to approve 100% plans. 
  • Winter 2023/2024 - Construction Advertisement to run. 
  • Spring 2024 - Contract to be awarded.
  • Summer 2024 - Construction to begin. 
  • Fall 2024 - Construction to end.