Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Serious Accident on Waxpool Road

Waxpool Road is already difficult enough during morning and evening rush hour, but tonight a serious accident in front of the Embassy Suites closed the westbound lanes of Waxpool Road near Loudoun County Parkway for more than an hour. The roadway was finally cleared for all traffic around 7:40 p.m.

Meanwhile, an article in today's Leesburg Today reports that VDOT has received approval to reduce the speed limit along Algonkian Parkway from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour. This reduction is the the first result of the corridor studies being conducted by VDOT along both Algonkian Parkway and a section of Waxpool Road between the Rt. 28 interchange and Loudoun County Parkway.
The Waxpool Road study is looking not at safety, but at what could be done to improve traffic flow in the three lights between Rt. 28 and Loudoun County Parkway, where commuters are often backed up for long periods of time.

Supervisors said that stretch of road needs to be studied because the traffic problems are causing cars to be backed up onto the travel lanes of Rt. 28 on the Waxpool interchange, something they say is very dangerous.

It is anticipated the Waxpool Road study will be finished by May.

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