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Alexandria receives grant for safety audits at seven high-crash intersections in the West End

King Street and 28th Street (image via Google Maps)

The City of Alexandria has been picked for a Safe Streets grant that will help the city take another look at seven high-crash intersections around Alexandria’s West End.

The grant approval comes as Alexandria is going through a sweep of safety audits looking at some of the city’s most crash-prone intersections. The projects involve examining the causes of the crashes at the intersection and providing analysis, as well as a community engagement and design process.

The total cost of the audits is $1 million, with the federal grant covering $800,000, the city’s media relations manager Jacqueline Woodbridge told ALXnow.

The full press release from the City of Alexandria is below:

The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected the City of Alexandria as a grant recipient of the Safe Streets & Roads for All program. This grant will fund safety audits for seven high-crash intersections on Alexandria’s West End. The intersections include:

  • South Van Dorn Street and South Pickett Street
  • South Van Dorn Street and Edsall Road
  • Seminary Road and Mark Center Avenue
  • Seminary Road and Kenmore Avenue/Library Lane
  • King Street and Dawes Avenue
  • King Street and 28th Street
  • King Street and Park Center Drive

The project will begin in Fiscal Year 2024 and will include safety audits, analysis, community engagement, and conceptual design for each of the seven intersections.

This project supports the City’s adopted goal of zero traffic deaths and severe injuries in Alexandria by targeting safety improvements at locations with a history of fatal or severe crashes. The Safe Streets & Roads for All Program is a new funding program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law intended to prevent roadway deaths and severe injuries.

Visit alexandriava.gov/VisionZero for more information about the City’s efforts to improve traffic safety.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact the Office of Communications & Public Information at [email protected] or 703.746.3969.

This release is available at alexandriava.gov/go/4309

Image via Google Maps

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