VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Jan. 31, 2020
Frye Road Improvements in Mount Vernon Complete
Enhancements include new rectangular rapid flashing beacons, high-visibility crosswalk
MOUNT VERNON – Several enhancements aimed at improving driver and pedestrian safety are complete on Frye Road just north of Route 1 (Richmond Highway), according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The improvements, located between Route 1 and Madge Lane, include rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) with push buttons and audible indications for the visually impaired. RRFBs provide a strobe-like flashing to drivers after a pedestrian pushes the button before crossing.
The other improvements include:
- A high-visibility crosswalk
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps
- Pedestrian warning and other road signage
- Pavement markings
- Concrete median
Frye Road averages 5,400 vehicles a day in the area of the improvements.
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