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Community Meeting for Seminary Road Complete Streets Project – May 30

The City will repave Seminary Road in early fall 2019.

Seminary Rd. near Kenmore
Alexandria, VA – The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is hosting a community meeting to share the recommended design alternative for Seminary Road on Thursday, May 30.
The meeting details are listed below:
Community Meeting on Seminary Road Complete Streets Project
Date: Thursday, May 30: The open house will be held from  7 – 7:30 p.m. and the presentation and Q&A will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: St. Stephens & St. Agnes Upper School, 1000 St. Stephens Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
The City will repave Seminary Road in early fall 2019. In preparation, the City’s Complete Streets Policydirects staff to use routine street maintenance as an opportunity to consider and implement changes that improve safety and convenience for all roadway users. Safety and mobility improvements on Seminary Road are recommended in the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan and Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.
On March 25, Complete Streets staff hosted the second community meeting to gather input on proposed design alternatives for Seminary Road. These design alternatives were developed with input from the first community meeting last summer. Staff also collected community input on the alternatives via an online survey, which was open between March 28 and April 10.
In total, the survey received approximately 1,300 responses. Staff have also met with major institutional and neighborhood stakeholders while working to include their comments in the public comment summary. The comment summary will be posted before the May 30 meeting.
Seminary at King St.
After reviewing public input as well as considering technical analysis and consistency with Council-approved priorities, staff have developed a recommended design alternative for Seminary Road between Howard Street and Quaker Lane.
More key information about the May 30 meeting is below:
  • Staff will present the staff recommendation for a design alternative, additional traffic analysis conducted on the design, review the project development process, and gather additional input from the community on the staff recommendation.
  • Meeting materials will be posted by noon on the day of the meeting to website for residents and other attendees to review the materials and come with questions to the meeting.
  • The meeting will be live streamed on the Department of Transportation & Environmental Services Facebook pageas an option for members of the public who wish to view the meeting but are unable to attend in person. Questions can be asked and answered through this format as well.
  • As a reminder, no decisions will be made at this meeting and this meeting is not the final opportunity to give input on this project.
  • Comments will be collected at the meeting and taken via an online survey that will be posted to the website after the meeting.
  • The comment period will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 10.
For more information, visit the project website.
For reasonable disability accommodation, contact [email protected] or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

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