Intersection of Lee Highway, Old Dominion Drive, North Quincy Street, Military Road and North Quebec Street.
Construction start - The contractor is currently constructing the new curb & gutter, sidewalk, medians and storm drains along Lee Highway (Route 29).
Expected project completion - summer 2018
Work hours and construction impacts
Work hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday. (And 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the project area along N. Quincy Street).
- Construction crews will typically close one travel lane adjacent to the work area via drums/cones while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.
- All businesses located within the project area will remain open throughout the duration of the project.
- Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project area via sidewalk detours and temporary crosswalks.
- Several of the project area bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction.
- Notices will be posted in advance on bus stop flags with information provided about where temporary bus stops will be located.
- Equipment staging area
- Beginning September 16, 2017, project equipment and materials will be staged along the north side of the one-way block of 21st Street N. (between N. Quebec Street and N. Quincy Street).
- The current unrestricted parking (along the north side of this block) will be restricted 24 hours a day/7 days a week throughout the duration of this project. The existing on-street Zone 10 residential permit parking (along the south side of this block) will be restricted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only, Monday through Friday, throughout the duration of this project.
- Upon completion of the project, all on-street parking will revert to their prior (existing) configuration.
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 motorists. 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
- The addition of a southbound bike lane along Military Road, extending from Old Dominion Drive to Vacation Lane
- The addition of a northbound bike lane along N. Quincy Street, extending from 21st Street N. to Lee Highway
- The addition of an eastbound bike lane along Lee Highway, extending from N. Quincy Street to N. 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
- Project Plan Exhibit
- Construction of the Cherrydale Lee Highway Revitalization utility undergrounding project was completed in 2014.
Feedback from the Cherrydale Listserv, County staff and comments received from the below 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.