While our commonwealth can’t seem to keep our roads from clogging with traffic, at least they have created a cool new web site to help better communicate traffic information, including mobile apps. From a press release:
The new system includes several features and enhancements, all accessed via www.511virginia.org:
- Mobile apps for Android and iPhone featuring real-time traffic cameras, travel times, electronic message signs and traffic maps
- New and improved 511 phone service with a better voice recognition system
- Website showing incidents, construction zones, electronic message signs, travel times and traffic cameras
- The majority of traffic cameras stream video at 15 frames per second, providing sharp and clear images
- Reach the Beach information that shows the fastest routes to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and the Outer Banks Expressway
Heads up, Fairfax County commuters going to and from Oak Hill (and elsewhere). It’s time to lay some steel and that means traffic delays near Fair Lakes and the Fairfax County Parkway. Fortunately, it’s night work.
FAIRFAX ― Over the next two weeks, motorists should expect delays and detours at the Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights while crews erect beams for the bridges that will carry traffic over Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive.
From May 7 to May 1l, motorists heading to the Fairfax County Parkway from Monument Drive will be detoured to West Ox Road between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night.
From May 14 to May 18, motorists will not be able to make left turns from Fair Lakes Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, nor will through traffic be permitted across Fairfax County Parkway from Fair Lakes Parkway. Fair Lakes Parkway traffic will be detoured onto Fair Lakes Circle.
The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2013. The $69.5 million interchange at Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway will improve pedestrian and cyclist access, widen more than three miles of the Fairfax County Parkway, and improve traffic flow by separating local and Parkway traffic through this busy area. See the VDOT project page for more details.
The new interchange being constructed at the corner of the Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway is not yet complete. However, left turns now are allowed again from the Fairfax County Parkway. This will certainly ease the confusion trying to use the intersection.
For more information on the project, visit the project’s web site. It is scheduled to complete in 2013 at a cost of $69.5M.
This is welcome news, courtesy of the Herndon Connection. A lot of people have been inconvenienced when this intersection was removed recently.
Members of Dulles World Center, LLC and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors broke ground on a new interchange at Route 28 and Innovation Avenue, Wednesday, Aug. 10. Part of the $18 million project also includes re-alignment of Innovation Avenue.
“The interchange is the last interchange in the Route 28 tax district to be built, it is the only interchange to be fully funded by private landowners,” he said. “No tax dollars or special assessments will go toward funding this interchange.”