The Frye Road crosswalk near Richmond Highway is seen last summer. (Google Maps image)
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has applied for state funding to improve a crosswalk that was the site of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in 2016.
The board is looking for funds to upgrade the crosswalk near the intersection of Frye Road and Richmond Highway. The improvements would include a pedestrian refuge island, curb ramps and rectangular rapid flashing beacons. The project is estimated to cost $198,000, and would be paid for through VDOT’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) grant program.
David Baines, 57, was struck by a car while crossing Frye Road on Dec. 1, 2016. Police said at the time that Baines, who died at the hospital from his injuries, was in or near the crosswalk. A 52-year-old man from the Woodlawn area was ticketed for failing to yield to a pedestrian, and was fined $30, according to Fairfax General District Court records.
Six other pedestrian safety projects were also included in the county’s application, which totaled $2,634,500:
- Little River Turnpike at I-495 Ramps; $1,050,500
- Little River Turnpike at Conwell Drive; $330,000
- Columbia Pike at Lincolnia Road; $330,000
- South Lakes Drive at Tanbark Drive (East); $385,000
- Franklin Farm Road at Old Dairy Road and Thorngate Drive; $176,000
- Bluemont Way at Discovery Street; $165,000