Intersection of Lee Highway, Old Dominion Drive, North Quincy Street, Military Road and North Quebec Street
Construction is complete. Landscaping and street trees were planted in November 2018.
See before-and-after photos in the Image Gallery (on the right).
County and VDOT staff met with community representatives on Dec. 10, 2018, to observe conditions and listen to their concerns about the operations and safety of the intersection following completion of the project. Staff continues to tweak the signage, pavement markings and signal timings at this challenging intersection and is evaluating potential changes to improve conditions for people who walk, drive, and bike through the intersection.
About the Project
The “Five Points” intersection, located in the Cherrydale area, is quickly becoming a major transportation hub for pedestrians, bikers, transit users and drivers. This intersection is somewhat unique in that five streets intersect. Both Lee Highway and Old Dominion Drive are owned and maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
The focus of the project is to implement multimodal transportation design elements with the urban design elements of the Lee Highway Cherrydale Revitalization Plan, Master Transportation Plan, Lee Highway Visioning Study and General Land Use Plan. This project is part of the County’s commitment to a safer, more walkable Cherrydale.
The intersection improvements were designed in conjunction with the Cherrydale Lee Highway Revitalization project. Anticipated improvements include:
- Replacement/upgrade of all existing traffic signal equipment at the Five Points intersection
- Addition of a southbound bike lane along Military Road, extending from Old Dominion Drive to Vacation Lane
- Addition of a northbound bike lane along North Quincy Street, extending from 21st Street North to Lee Highway
- Addition of an eastbound bike lane along Lee Highway, extending from North Quincy Street to North Pollard Street
- Improved pedestrian crosswalks, several of which will feature median refuges and one raised crosswalk
- Restricting the existing eastbound left turn movement from Lee Highway onto northbound Military Road/westbound Old Dominion Drive
- Restricting the outbound turning movements out of the Liberty gas station driveways (along Lee Highway and Military Road) to right turns only
- Improvement of existing streetscape, including wider and more accessible sidewalks
- Upgraded transit stops
- Upgraded ADA handicap curb ramps
- Additional green space
Feedback from the Cherrydale listserv and comments received from public meetings have been incorporated into the design.
- Spring 2017 - County staff met with the community to share the 100 percent design plan.
- June and November 2015 - County staff attended public meetings (with Cherrydale and Waverly Hills residents) to provide an update.
- April 2013 – County staff met with the Cherrydale work group.
- September 2012 – County staff attended a civic association meeting to provide an update.
- November 2011 – County staff met with the Cherrydale Citizens Association.
The project is fully funded for design and construction through a revenue-sharing partnership between the County and VDOT.