Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking travelers in Woodbridge to give feedback on a study of potential improvements for the intersection of Route 1 and Route 123. While the recently completed widening, shared-use path and sidewalk have improved conditions along Route 1, the intersection at Route 123 is expected to experience higher traffic volumes in the future.
The study alternatives are assessing connecting Route 123 and Belmont Bay Drive to reduce traffic at the Route 1 and Occoquan Road intersection, constructing a partial or full grade-separated interchange, and pedestrian, bicycle and transit enhancements to improve traffic flow and safety. At the intersection, Route 123 currently averages 19,000 vehicles a day and Route 1 averages 39,000.
In lieu of an in-person presentation, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more and share feedback from home. View the presentation online to learn about draft alternatives developed for the Route 1 and Route 123 intersection, and give input and comments by taking the online survey through May 24.
The presentation and survey (also available in Spanish) and more study details are available at virginiadot.org/WoodbridgeStars. Comments can also be sent to email@example.com or to Ms. Angel Tao, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Please note that these studies do not set construction dates for any improvements, but develop proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding.
Other Area Studies
Potential safety and operational improvements are also being studied for the nearby intersection at Route 123 and Old Bridge Road, as well as the adjacent I-95 and Route 123 interchange. Opportunities to learn more and comment on the Route 123 and Old Bridge Road study will be announced later this month. For the study of the I-95 and Route 123 interchange, comments were invited earlier this spring, with the final study expected to be complete later this summer.
These studies are being completed through VDOT’s Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program that aim to identify cost-effective measures to improve safety and reduce congestion. The final studies are expected to be complete and posted online this summer.