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Alexandria could be expanding ‘no turn on red’ restrictions along Duke Street

Duke Street and S. Reynolds Street (image via Google Maps)

Alexandria has been expanding some of its “no turn on red” restrictions this year and is now eyeing five intersections along Duke Street for new limits.

In a release, the City of Alexandria said the following intersections along Duke Street, between North Ripley Street and Jordan Street, are being considered for turn restrictions.

  • Duke Street and North Ripley Street
  • Duke Street and South Reynolds Street
  • Duke Street and North Paxton Street
  • Duke Street and South Pickett Street
  • Duke Street and Shoppes of Foxchase entrance

Turn restrictions are already in place at the Duke Street intersections with North Pickett Street and Jordan Street.

“The proposal is part of the Duke Street Turn Calming project to implement near-term safety improvements on Duke Street, which is one of the City’s high-crash corridors,” the city said in the release. Since 2017, there have been over 150 crashes on Duke Street between Jordan Street and Ripley Street, over a third of which resulted in a fatality or an injury.”

The release noted that all 14 crashes involving pedestrians resulted in either injury or death.

“Improving safety on the City’s high-injury network is key to meeting its adopted Vision Zero goal of eliminating fatal and severe crashes by 2028,” the release said.

Earlier this year, the city added turn restrictions to intersections along Patrick and Henry streets.

Image via Google Maps

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