Intersection of Lee Highway and Glebe Road
On Dec. 14, 2019, the County Board approved a $3.88 million contract with Rustler Construction, Inc., to build the project's streetscape and bus stop upgrades.
This next phase will begin construction in May 2020. It will construct exclusive left turn lanes along North Glebe Road, upgrade traffic signal equipment and streetlights, upgrade the traffic signal’s phasing and timings, upgrade water mains and stormwater infrastructure, enhance crosswalks and bus stops, widen sidewalks, and provide ADA-accessible curb ramps and commercial driveway aprons. Work is anticipated to be completed by spring 2022.
The only utility undergrounding work remaining from the project’s first phase consists of the removal and re-arrangement of the overhead electrical wires, equipment and poles – this work is anticipated to begin in May 2020.
What to expect during construction:
- Work hours will be 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 am to 2 pm on Friday.
- Work hours may be extended until COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted or as traffic volumes allow.
- There is no night or weekend work planned at this time.
- All businesses located within the project area will remain open and there will be minimal impacts to off-street parking.
- Construction crews typically will close one travel lane adjacent to the work area with drums/cones while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.
- During several of the work phases occurring in the middle of the Lee Highway/Glebe Road intersection and in the corners of the intersection, it will be necessary to set up detours to route vehicles around the surrounding street network.
- Steel plates will be used to maintain a traversable surface over the water main and stormwater pipe crossing work areas.
- Sidewalk detours and temporary crosswalks will be used to maintain pedestrian access throughout the project area.
- The five bus stops in the vicinity of the intersection will be relocated multiple times throughout the duration of the project.
- Notices will be posted in advance on bus stop flags and will specify where the temporary bus stops will be located.
About the Project
The Lee Highway (Route 29) and Glebe Road (Route 120) Intersection Improvements project will implement safety, access, and travel time improvements for motorists, pedestrians, and transit riders at the intersection.
A traffic study conducted in 2004 identified considerable traffic backups at the Lee Highway and Glebe Road intersection. The backups resulted in traffic cutting through the neighborhood.
Anticipated improvements include:
- Installation of left-turn lanes for Glebe Road, which will ensure safer turning movements and reduce delays
- Wider sidewalks
- Upgraded traffic signals and new pedestrian signals
- Enhanced street lighting
- Undergrounding of utilities to improve accessibility and mobility
- Upgraded transit stops
- Landscaping (where possible)
County staff has met with various civic associations to share design plans. Comments received at these meetings have been incorporated into the design, along with feedback received from adjoining property owners during the easement acquisition process.
- Oct. 30, 2019 - Construction Update Presentation
- February 2017 - Lee Highway & Glebe Road Improvements Presentation
- Nov. 4, 2015 – Presentation to Waverly Hills Civic Association to provide an update.
- Nov. 14, 2012 – Presentation to Waverly Hills Civic Association to share the 75% design plan.
- June 22, 2010 – Presentation to Glebe Commons HOA to receive input on the concept plan.
- March 18, 2010 – Presentation to Old Dominion Civic Association to receive input on the concept plan.
- March 4, 2010 – Presentation to Glebewood Civic Association to receive input on the concept plan.
- Feb. 22, 2010 – Shared the concept plan electronically with the Waverly Hills Civic Association.
The project is funded for design and construction through a County partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation.