The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a funding package on Tuesday that includes money to improve the intersection of Telegraph Road and Hayfield Road.
The $3 million project will include adding an additional northbound lane on Telegraph Road through the intersection with Hayfield Road (see map). County officials said the intersection has been the scene of a number of rear-end accidents due to congestion at the road.
“Anyone who knows this area realizes that since Jeff Todd Way opened [in 2014], there has been a large increase in congestion especially during the evening commute,” Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay said on Facebook after the funding was approved.
McKay noted also that the project will not require the county to acquire any land. Instead, a parking lane on southbound Telegraph Road in front of Hayfield Secondary School will be removed. That will leave room for two northbound lanes, a median left turn lane, and two southbound lanes in front of the school.
The project was approved as part of a $55.4 million dollar package set aside for the Fairfax County Transportation Priorities Plan. Other projects approved to get funding include:
$17,500,000 for I-66 Median Widening at Route 29 (construction).
$759,000 for Lee Highway Pedestrian Improvements (Nutley Street to Vaden Drive).
$7,000,000 for Route 7 Widening (I-495 to I-66; partial land acquisition).
$1,000,000 for Greensboro Ramp to Dulles Toll Road (preliminary engineering/feasibility study).
$7,000,000 for Lincoln Street Extension (preliminary engineering/design).
$1,500,000 for Broad Street (feasibility study/preliminary engineering).
$16,600,000 for State Street (land acquisition).
$500,000 for Reston Parkway/Baron Cameron Avenue Intersection Improvement (preliminary engineering/design).
$500,000 for Tysons West Park Transit Center ramp to Dulles Toll Road (preliminary engineering/design)