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Updated: Intersections Where Alexandria is Installing ‘No Turn on Red’ Signs

New “No Turn on Red” Restrictions to Be Installed as Part of Vision Zero Initiative

ALEXANDRIA, VA–Starting late fall 2018, staff with the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) will install new ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions as part of the implementation of the City’s Vision Zero initiative to improve safety on our streets.

As part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, City staff analyzed crash data, industry best practices and research, public input, and also formed an interdepartmental collaboration team to develop a set of Year 1 Engineering Priorities. These engineering priorities are intended to improve safety for all modes of travel, focusing on increasing safety for vulnerable road users (e.g., people walking and biking, children, and seniors). One of these Year 1 Engineering Priorities is to install ‘No Turn on Red’ restrictions at 10 intersections to improve safety for people walking and driving.

Crash data was analyzed for 2011-2016 during the Vision Zero Action Plan process. The data showed that during this time, 445 people walking were involved in crashes with one in seven of those crashes resulting in death or serious injury to the person. Turning-movement crashes were found to be among the most common crash types in Alexandria.

The new signs will be installed at these locations:

  • King Street right turn onto Henry Street
  • Gibbon Street turn onto Route 1 (S. Patrick Street)
  • King Street turn onto Patrick Street
  • Mill Road turn onto Eisenhower Avenue
  • N Jordan Street turn onto Duke Street
  • N Patrick Street onto King Street
  • N Pickett Street turn onto Duke Street
  • Prince Street turn onto S Henry Street
  • Prince Street turn onto S Patrick Street
  • Reading Avenue turn onto N Beauregard Street
  • S Jordan Street turn onto Duke Street
  • S Quaker Lane turn onto Duke Street
  • S Walker Street turn onto Duke Street
  • Park Center Drive onto King Street
  • S 28th Street turn onto King Street
  • Southern Towers turn onto Seminary Road
  • Cambridge Road turn onto Duke Street
  • Roth Street turn onto Duke Street
  • Metro Road turn onto Eisenhower Ave
  • Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) turn onto Slaters Lane
  • Cameron Station Boulevard turn onto Duke Street
  • Gibbon Street turn onto S Washington Street
  • King Street turn onto N Washington Street
  • Queen Street turn onto N Henry Street
  • S Peyton Street turn onto King Street
  • Edsall Road turn onto Whiting Street
  • N Quaker Lane turn onto Fern Street
  • Whiting Street turn onto Edsall Road

T&ES staff will be implementing a portion of these new restrictions over the coming months. During implementation, T&ES staff advises residents and visitors to stay alert to potential new traffic patterns across the city. For more information on Vision Zero and the locations for these restrictions, please visit

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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