HomeFairfax General ForumArrest/Ticket SearchWiki newPictures/VideosChatArticlesLinksAbout
Fairfax County General :  Fairfax Underground fairfax underground logo
Welcome to Fairfax Underground, a project site designed to improve communication among residents of Fairfax County, VA. Feel free to post anything Northern Virginia residents would find interesting.
Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Insane? ()
Date: September 22, 2013 12:06AM

Anyone that has every drivin through this intersection during rush hour knows how bad it sucks. So why would anyone oppose it? I don't understand why anyone would oppose any project that has cars backed up to a 4way stop for 30minutes.

http://www.virginiarun.com/editor_upload/File/VA%20Run%20Roundabout%20opposition%20flyer%2009152013%20final.pdf

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: September 22, 2013 04:14PM

One reason is because roundabouts are merely a stop gap measure and it's amazing how many people have no idea how to use them. My guess is the opponents are trying to get a real improvement pushed through for the intersection rather than wasting money on something that doesn't really fix anything.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: emmet grogan ()
Date: September 22, 2013 06:02PM

VDOT has a pretty good website on the project:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/braddock_and_pleasant_valley.asp

At the bottom of the page, under the "Resources" heading, is some very detailed of information regarding the need for, and benifits of, the project.

- Mini Roundabout Assessment
- Summary Report on Various Concepts

The newsletter cited in the original post is nothing more than the usual NIMBY whining. Especially offensive is the thought that Fairfax County should not make commuting and driving easier for people that live in Loudoun County. What's the difference between this line of thinking and Arlington County blocking the widening of I-66 or the extension of HOT lanes? Suppose Arlington and Alexandria did this on all the roads that cross the Fairfax County line??

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: where will it end ()
Date: September 22, 2013 06:47PM

When they develop thousand of homes just past South Riding and you cant get out of your subdivision, you will have a better understanding.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Cville Citizen ()
Date: September 22, 2013 07:26PM

The problem isn't with the round a bout, it's with the Loudoun commuters who want nothing more than speed their way through our neighborhoods along PV & Braddock roads, trust me I know because I've been passed against the double yellow line many times, and yes, I typically drive over the speed limit. The problem is that Braddock & Pleasant Valley are 2 lane, narrow roadways with no shoulder which aren't designed to handle the current volume of traffic. I hate sitting through that 4 way but let's see what happens when 50 is widened. It is short-sighted to improve the intersection without regard to improving Braddock & Pleasant Valley. It's gonna take more than Loudoun throwing a million dollars in the pot to stop their citizens from whining.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: From Da Hood -- Traffic ()
Date: September 22, 2013 08:10PM

Traffic circles are a mess. You have plenty of NoVA drivers who can't handle their cars while driving on a straight road, and now you want them to navigate a traffic circle? I'd say at best, 40% of the drivers know how a traffic circle even works. The rest of them just say a quick prayer, close their eyes, hit the gas and hope they don't get in a wreck.

Additionally, as I've learned over the years is that VDOT is nothing but a propaganda machine. Do they always have the best interest of the drivers in mind when they get involved in a project? Rarely. Most often, their work is to benefit someone else in a political role who has a favor that he / she owes to a few of their developer friends.

Also, keep in mind, I think Paul VI high school is planning on building a campus out in that area. In exchange for approving their permits, have them pay for the intersection widening, turn lanes added and the stop lights. I don't think it's too much to ask for all the traffic they'll add into that immediate area.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: 4 way nightmare ()
Date: September 22, 2013 08:50PM

Didn't VDOT study this about 5 yrs ago and conclude that a roundabout would not be a suitable, long term solution????

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: simple fix ()
Date: September 22, 2013 10:57PM

Just put a goddamn traffic light at that intersection and things will improve.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: September 22, 2013 11:13PM

I've driven through that intersection almost every day for the last 8 years. It would be foolish to make any improvements to the intersection without a substantial widening and improvement of Braddock and Pleasant Valley Roads themselves. Increasing traffic throughput on those two roads as is would be a bad idea.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Hmmmmmm.... ()
Date: September 23, 2013 04:59AM

4 way nightmare Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Didn't VDOT study this about 5 yrs ago and
> conclude that a roundabout would not be a
> suitable, long term solution????

I seem to remember that too.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: kill me now ()
Date: September 23, 2013 05:11AM

Not only is that intersection one of the most fucked up in the county, it's going to get substantially worse between now and early November. For those who suffer through this third circle of hell everyday, you already know te reason why...



Cox Farm Autumn and Halloween Festival. Kill me now.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: longtime resident ()
Date: September 23, 2013 06:43AM

kill me now Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Not only is that intersection one of the most
> fucked up in the county, it's going to get
> substantially worse between now and early
> November. For those who suffer through this third
> circle of hell everyday, you already know te
> reason why...
>
>
>
> Cox Farm Autumn and Halloween Festival. Kill me
> now.


Tough shit, that festival was going years before your house was even built.You can congratulate the greedy builders and Loudon BOS for placing a major development next to a gravel road then being allowed to open an access to it.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Suck Cox Farms ()
Date: September 23, 2013 07:20AM

I would be soooo happy if Cox Farm was plowed under. That fucking pseudo-farm causes major traffic issues.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: RydellRoad ()
Date: September 23, 2013 01:44PM

That intersection should be left in its current state until the Braddock Road-Old Lee Road connector is completed.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: RydellRoad ()
Date: October 10, 2013 01:30PM


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Braddock Rd and Pleasant Valley Improvment
Posted by: Better than you ()
Date: October 10, 2013 03:25PM

You South Riding trash take route 50 and stay off of Pleasant Valley. We in Virginia Run are tired of your shitty domestic cars clogging our wide avenue. Stay in the LoCo where yous belong.

Options: ReplyQuote


Your Name: 
Your Email (Optional): 
Subject: 
Attach a file
  • No file can be larger than 75 MB
  • All files together cannot be larger than 300 MB
  • 30 more file(s) can be attached to this message
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
KmkVX
This forum powered by Phorum.