VDOT to hold virtual hearing on Fort Hunt Road intersection improvements

Fort Hunt, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled a virtual public hearing to discuss planned improvements at the intersection of Fort Hunt Road (Route 629) and Rollins Drive/Westgrove Boulevard. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, July 10, and aims to gather public feedback on the proposed changes designed to enhance pedestrian and driver safety and improve overall traffic operations.

Proposed Project Details

The project involves several key improvements to the intersection:

  • Channelizing Concrete Island: A concrete island will be constructed on the Rollins Drive side of the intersection. This addition will convert Rollins Drive to a right-in/right-out only configuration, eliminating through traffic from Westgrove Boulevard to Rollins Drive.
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons: New flashing beacons will be installed along with a pedestrian refuge island at the existing Fort Hunt Road crosswalk. As a result, the existing left-turn lane from Fort Hunt Road to Rollins Drive will be removed.
  • New Pavement Markings and Signs: The project includes installing new pavement markings and signage to enhance traffic guidance and safety.

Public Participation and Feedback

In place of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to join the virtual hearing and provide their input. The online meeting will start at 7 p.m., with the project team presenting the plans and answering questions afterward. To join the meeting, use the following details:

  • Virtual Meeting: Join online at 7 p.m. (password: wMPZ3JNJm59)
  • Phone Participation: Dial 866-692-4530 (password: 96793565) to listen in a listen-only mode

If an alternate date is required, the meeting will be held on July 17 at the same time.

Submitting Comments

VDOT encourages public comments through various methods until August 7:

  • Online Comment Form: Accessible through the VDOT website
  • Email: Send comments to [email protected]
  • Mail: Address comments to Mr. Minwoo Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

The meeting video recording and PDF presentation will be available online at for those who cannot attend live.

Commitment to Nondiscrimination

VDOT adheres to Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ensuring nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities. For more information or assistance for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at 703-259-1775 or TTY/TDD 711. Additional details on translation services are available on the VDOT website.

The proposed improvements aim to significantly enhance the safety and functionality of the intersection, benefiting both pedestrians and drivers. Public participation is crucial to the project’s success, and VDOT looks forward to the community’s input.

Viola Higgins

I’m a mother of 2 little angels that I continuously try to figure out and spend the other half figuring out how to be a great wife. Writing is my passion and I write regularly for the Virginian Tribune and several other national news outlets.

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