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Feb. 21, 2018

Give Input on Rolling Road Widening and Old Keene Mill Intersection Improvements
Design Public Hearing is Feb. 27 at Irving Middle School in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 27 on plans to widen Rolling Road (Route 638) to two lanes in each direction between Viola Street and Old Keene Mill Road (Route 644) to reduce congestion and improve safety for all users.

The project would occur in two phases:

  • Rolling Road/Old Keene Mill Road intersection improvements - The first phase would add a second left-turn lane from Rolling Road to westbound Old Keene Mill Road, and a dedicated right-turn lane to eastbound Old Keene Mill Road, upgrade the traffic signal and improve the intersection alignment. Construction could begin in fall 2019.
  • Rolling Road widening - The second phase includes widening Rolling Road from one to two lanes in each direction, upgrading traffic signals and adding a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians. Construction could begin in fall 2022.    

The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152 to learn more about the project, including information about noise analysis and stormwater management. Project displays will be in the lecture hall and library, and VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A brief presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall.

As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), VDOT completed a reevaluation of the environmental document (Categorical Exclusion), to determine the effects of any changes in project design, or laws and regulations since the document’s original approval in 2008. The reevaluation document, including an updated preliminary noise study, is available for public review and comment on VDOT’s project page or during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. The document will also be available for review at the hearing.

Comments may be provided at the meeting, or sent to VDOT through March 9, 2018. Please e-mail or mail comments to Mr. Hamid Misaghian, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

This project is being financed with federal, state, local and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.

View the project page for more details.

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