Intersection of Lee Highway, Old Dominion Drive, North Quincy Street, Military Road and North Quebec Street.
The design for the project is complete.
The project was advertised for construction bids on February 9, 2017.
The anticipated construction start is summer 2017 and is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.
Construction of the Cherrydale Lee Highway Revitalization utility undergrounding project was completed in 2014.
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
Feedback from the Cherrydale Listserv, County staff and comments received from the below public meetings, have been incorporated into the design.
- 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.
- June and November 2015 - County staff attended public meetings (with Cherrydale and Waverly Hills residents) to provide an update.
The project is fully funded for design and construction through a revenue-sharing partnership between the County and VDOT.