Agenda for 3 January 2005 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
  1. The Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA., 20151

  2. Presentations:

    1. 7:30
      • Proponent: Jim Katcham, Sully APR Task Force Chair
      • Action: APR Task Force Recommendations
      • Location: Sully District

  3. Old Business (8:30):

    1. The Sully Transportation Advisory Commissioner, Jeff Parnes, is soliciting recommendations for Spot Improvements for 2005. Recommendations for spot improvements should
      • Provide immediate traffic relief
      • Cost less than $300,000
      • Not have funding currently identified

        The following items were received:

      • From a Chantilly Highlands Resident:

        • Northbound Stringfellow Road at route 50: Extend length of turning lanes.
        • Westbound route 50 between route 28 and Avion Parkway: Add a few yards of pavement to shoulder to extend turning lane so that drivers turning right onto Avion Parkway do not have to merge where lane ends immediately before accessing right-turn lane. This would greatly reduce bottleneck backups where the lane ends.
        • Southbound 7100 at West Ox Road: Extend right-turn lane.
        • Eastbound West Ox Road at 7100: Extend left-turn lane or change the through-lane to a through-and-left-turn lane.
        • Southbound Lees Corner Road at Thompson Road: Improve the sharp right turn with some extra asphalt.
        • Westbound route 50 at Galesbury Lane (Chantilly Plaza): Replace the left-turn signal with a yield-on-green option signal.

      • From Franklin Farm

        • Install left turn lane northbound on Centreville Rd. at Wall Rd.

          This intersection creates extreme problems for traffic flow on Centreville Rd. during evening rush hour times and at various times during the weekend. The fields at EDS are heavily used by citizens who mostly approach from the south on Centreville Rd. As they wait for a friendly opening in southbound traffic, they create backups that frequently extend south of Franklin Middle School on Centreville Rd.

        • Although passage of the pending transportation bonds (this is being written on 11/2/04) would appear to make this request moot, it should still be considered for acceleration, considering the time line for completion of the planned widening of Centreville Rd. We shouldn't allow the traffic tie-ups to continue into the summer of 05 and possibly 06 because of the construction schedule.

        • Re-grade West Ox Rd. at Dower House Rd.

          In the current configuration, traffic traveling north on West Ox Rd. crests a hill at or just before the intersection of Dower House Rd. This provides an extremely dangerous condition if vehicles are waiting to turn into Dower House from northbound West Ox. It is believed some regrading would improve conditions considerably. Additionally, improved signage can be installed to warn drivers of the somewhat dangerous conditions.

        • Pothole repair and resurfacing streets in Franklin Farm

          Several streets within Franklin Farm are in serious need of repair/resurfacing. Contact the Foundation Office for details. 703-620-6230

        • Install Traffic Light at Lees Corner Rd. and Centreville Rd.

          Although this intersection is scheduled for improvement either as part of the Centreville Rd. widening program, or within development plans of adjacent property (Dulles Discovery), it has become a critical safety issue. Many vehicles are forced to take dangerous risks in order to travel from north-west bound Lees Corner Rd. onto Centreville Rd. This problem in creating additional unwanted cut-through traffic over residential streets in Franklin Farm, creating needless safety concerns for our residents, especially our children.

      • Michael Frey, Sully District Supervisor, asked his Staff Assistant, Mike Coyle, to pass along this possible spot improvement project along regarding Pleasant Valley Road and the Saint Nirankari Mission.

        The BZA voted to ask staff to ask the BOS to consider the curve on Pleasant Valley Road as a spot improvement/safety improvement just north of the site of the mission. VDOT agreed that there is a problem but the applicant didn't cause it and the BZA/county didn't make Chantilly Bible fix it (the curve is along their frontage).

        Mike Coyle also reports:

        The current timetable for Centreville Road and Stringfellow Road is as follows:

        • Centreville Road - Anticipate construction Spring (May-June) 2005 and anticipate completion February 2007.

          VDOT/Route 28 PPTA and the county are currently working on design, development, and traffic signal issues so that this project can move forward next spring (it's definitely on the fast track).

        • Stringfellow Road - Anticipate construction July 2011 and anticipate completion December 2013.

          The County's Department of Transportation is working with our office regarding improvements to the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Poplar Tree Road using the Governor's Congestion relief monies (roughly $750k). We are looking to add pavement to the west side of Poplar Tree Road at its intersection with Stringfellow Road to reduce some of the bottleneck/congestion at this location.

        As you can see from the construction dates for Stringfellow Road improvements are a long time coming so spot improvements to this road could be very beneficial. Clearly, spot improvements to Centreville Road will not be needed as the road project is imminent.

      Please have your communities send their recommendations prior to the end of 2004. Jeff will present the recommendations he receives to the SDC in 2005 for prioritization before making his recommendations to Supervisor Frey.

  4. New Business (8:30):

  5. Scheduled Meetings:

    1. 6 Jan 7:30pm, Presentation to Chantilly Highlands on proposed plan amendment to include residential on EDS property. (presentation to be made in the their community center next door to their pool on Kinross Circle).

    2. 8 Jan 8:30am, The thirteenth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 8--same time, same place, new topic. Here are the details:
      • When: Saturday, January 8, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
      • Where: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City
      • Program: "Where do All the Trails Lead??"
      • Speakers: Bruce Wright, Chair, Fairfax County Non-motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee, and Doug Pickford, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
      • Bruce Wright will talk about the Fairfax County Trails Plan and the work of the Trails Committee in developing, monitoring, and encouraging a comprehensive trails program in Fairfax County.
      • Doug Pickford recently completed the "Introductory Guide to Trails in Northern Virginia," a guide and map to recreational trails in the Northern Virginia area. He has also been active in working on the Potomac Heritage Trail.
      • Cost: Under $7.00. Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.

  6. Planned for 7 February Meeting

Respectfully submitted,

Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee

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