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Alexandria seeking grant to overhaul most crash-prone intersections

Intersection of Quaker Lane and Duke Street (image via Google Maps)

Alexandria is hoping to get federal funding for an audit of the city’s high-crash intersections to look for possible solutions.

The project, which includes the audit, public engagement and design, is estimated to cost $1 million. The grant would cover up to $800,000, with the city or the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

A presentation on the audit includes a map of the city’s most crash-prone intersections, which includes:

  • The intersection of Stevenson Avenue and Yoakum Parkway
  • The intersection of King Street and what looks like N. Hampton Drive
  • The intersection of Duke Street and Quaker Lane
Map of crashes around Alexandria (image via City of Alexandria)

A staff report with the grant request notes that crashes were trending down between 2011 and 2020, though deaths and serious injuries trended upward slightly.

The report said 58% of crashes involving deaths of serious injuries occurred at an intersection

Crashes are also most common in the evenings.

“During the weekday, high crash frequencies are seen during the evening commute,” the report said. “Early spring months had the highest proportion of KSI crashes for bicyclists, while the late summer months were the highest for pedestrians.”

The grant request is scheduled for a vote in the roll-call consent calendar at the Tuesday, June 28 City Council meeting (item 11).

Image via Google Maps

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