VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis


Aug. 17, 2022

Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard Traffic Signal Upgrades Underway in Springfield
New accessible pedestrian crossings and other improvements scheduled for summer 2023 completion

SPRINGFIELD – Construction is underway on improvements to enhance pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations at the intersection of Backlick Road and Leesville Boulevard, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The traffic signal upgrades include new mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates and signs. Also, drivers on Backlick Road will have flashing yellow arrows for left turns to Leesville Boulevard and the office park.

Pedestrians will have four new crosswalks with Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection, as well as two new pedestrian islands on Leesville Boulevard. Other pedestrian improvements include American with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades and installations.

At the intersection, Backlick Road averages about 30,000 vehicles a day and Leesville Boulevard averages 4,000.

The $700,000 project is financed with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding and is scheduled for completion in summer 2023.

For the most recent updates and to learn more, visit the VDOT project webpage.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns, limit distractions and follow detour route signage.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.
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