Under Construction: Columbia Pike and Lacy Boulevard Intersection Improvements in Fairfax County

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Please note: The intersection improvements are now active. Final detail work is occurring with minimal impacts to traffic.

This project upgraded the signalized intersection of Columbia Pike (Route 244) and Lacy Boulevard. 

The traffic signal upgrades included:

  • New mast arm poles, foundations, wiring, electrical equipment, high-visibility signal backplates and signs
  • Flashing yellow arrows for left turns from Columbia Pike to Lacy Boulevard and Maple Court

Pedestrian improvements included four new high visibility crosswalks with Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $75,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $102,000
Construction - $402,000
Total - $579,000

The project is financed with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding.

At the intersection, Columbia Pike averages 35,000 vehicles a day, Lacy Boulevard averages 5,300 and Maple Court averages 1,300 based on 2019 data.

Benefits 

This project enhances pedestrian and driver safety and traffic operations.

Major Milestones 

Notice of Willingness to Hold a Public Hearing - May 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - June 2020 
Begin Construction - January 2021
Improvements Active - March 2022
Final Completion - Late Spring 2022

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Contact Info:

Anwar Ansari, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
703-334-0204

Jessica Paris, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
703-259-2409

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 114006

State ID: 0244-029-307, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: HSIP-5B01 (022)

Lat/Long: 38.847401, -77.136104

Locality: Fairfax

Page last modified: April 20, 2022