QUESTIONS FROM JANUARY 11, 2012 MEETING 8 1. VDOT Standards for All-way Stop Signs? - Decision is based on an engineering study that would improve traffic operational characteristics of the intersection - Five or more reported crashes in a 12-month period that are susceptible to correction with all way stop - Vehicular volume for major street approaches: 300 vph for any 8 hours - Vehicular volume for minor street approaches: 200 vph for same 8 hours 2. Speed Humps Guidelines? - Spacing about 500 feet - Clearly visible for 200 feet and placed at least 200 feet from intersections 3. Direct contact with VDOT to seek traffic safety measures /speed limit signs? - http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asphttp://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp - Customer Service Center: 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) 4. Examples of existing traffic calming measures? - List Included on the last slide 5. HS-8 Walk zone size?
EXAMPLES OF EXISTING TRAFFIC CALMING FEATURES 9 Bulbout/Neckdown – Riding Center Drive, Chantilly Roundabout – Catoctin Circle, Leesburg Raised Crosswalk – Kinross Circle, Herndon Median Landscape – Viking Drive, Herndon
EXAMPLES OF EXISTING TRAFFIC CALMING FEATURES 10 LIST OF AREAS/LOCATIONS WHERE TRAFFIC CALMING FEATURES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED: Town of Leesburg: Catoctin Circle between Edwards Ferry Road and Marshall Drive Roundabouts Raised Crosswalk on Marshall Drive Country Club Drive west of Route 15 Raised Crosswalk Loudoun County: Riding Center Drive, Chantilly Bulbouts/Neckdowns Fairfax County: Kinross Circle, Herndon Speed Humps Raised Crosswalks Hidden Meadow Drive, Sully Speed Humps Raised Crosswalks Viking Drive, Herndon Raised Crosswalk Speed Humps Neckdown Chicane
NEXT STEPS – TRAFFIC CALMING PROCESS 11 Initial Community Meetings Held Committee Finalizes Draft Plan Draft Plan submitted to Board of Supervisors (BOS) County Staff/BOS initiates Traffic Calming Process Support Data Required: Eligible Streets, Issues/Concerns and Petition (75% Petition Area Approval) BOS passes resolution with Support Data Plan submitted for review to various agencies Feedback received from the review agencies VDOT provides final recommendations and approval County Staff (OTS) coordinates implementation of the plan Construction, Implementation and Evaluation Timeline for the process would generally be about 12 to 18 months from the time the committee finalizes the Draft Plan Initial Community Meeting Finalize Draft Plan Determine Petition Area & Secure Support BOS Resolution with Support Data to VDOT VDOT Review and Approval of Plan Implementation Construction Evaluation