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Kickoff of New Complete Streets Study to Make Seminary Road Safer

ALEXANDRIA–On Saturday, May 12, beginning at noon, the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services’ Complete Streets program will host a community walkaround to help identify potential changes to make Seminary Road safer for all users. Participants will focus on items that the City can incorporate into planned repaving along the corridor.

Two separate groups of City staff will meet at noon at the intersections of Seminary Road and Quaker Lane, and Seminary Road and N. Jordan Street. The two groups will walk along the Seminary Road corridor, discussing existing conditions and collecting ideas for potential changes. After the walk, the groups will meet at the intersection of Seminary and St. Stephens Road, around 12:45 p.m., to further discuss observations.

This walkaround is the first of several planned information-gathering activities for the Seminary Road Complete Streets project, which will work with the community and stakeholders to determine roadway improvements for Seminary Road, from Quaker Lane to North Jordan Street, and at North Howard Street, where staff was awarded grant funding to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.

Seminary Road is a key corridor in the City of Alexandria’s transportation network, and is scheduled for repaving in the near future. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Safe Routes to School Plan Program recommendations, and the Vision Zero Action Plan all identify potential safety and mobility improvements for Seminary Road. The City’s Complete Streets Policy notes that staff should use repaving as an opportunity to consider and incorporate changes to enhance the safety and convenience of all users.

Visit the Seminary Road Complete Streets project page for more information. Interested parties may also submit suggestions for changes to Seminary Road, and other streets scheduled for repaving, via the Complete Streets Repaving Feedback Form.

For more information, contact Darren Buck, Complete Streets Program Manager [email protected].

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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