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How Your Drive on Dale Boulevard is About to Improve

By Potomac Local May 5, 2014 1:00 pm

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DALE CITY, Va. – Your drive on Dale Boulevard will get better soon.

Work on several projects along the thoroughfare linking Interstate 95 with neighborhoods with street names laid out in alphabetical order from Ashdale, Barksdale, to Princedale to name a few, are already underway or about to begin.

State highway crews are about to put the finishing touches on an improved traffic signal at Dale Boulevard and Forrestdale Avenue. The project should be complete on Thursday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation website:

UPC 98370 – Forestdale Avenue (Route 1826) at Dale Boulevard (Route 784) – Upgrading the existing traffic signal at Forestdale Avenue (Route 1826) from a span wire to a mast arm design, and install pedestrian crossings with ADA ramps with bumpouts in the northeast quadrant

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Project under construction; Completion date May 8, 2014

A & M Construction

Contract cost – $328,089.65

Another VDOT project at Dale Boulevard and Cherrydale Drive originally called for separating the turn lanes from Dale Boulevard onto Cherrydale Drive from regular traffic on the boulevard. But a that plan was scaled back and now crews only plan to install additional lighting at the intersection at a cost of $20,000.

“The scope for Barksdale was scaled back due to a lack of funding to complete the project at this time. So scope was scaled back to lighting, currently awaiting an estimate from NOVEC to install the lights by June of this year,” said VDOT spokeswoman Jenny McCord in an email.

Crews has also will improve the traffic signal at Delaney Road. Here’s a look at the plans and cost as published by VDOT:

UPC 98371 – Lindendale Road/Quate Lane (Route 2053) at Dale Boulevard (Route 784) – Offsetting the left turn lanes, upgrading the signal, relocating the pedestrian crossing and improving sight distance at Lindendale Road/Quate Lane (Route 2053)

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Project was rebaselined in August 2013; Revised advertisement Date of August 2014

The signal where Dale Boulevard meets Kaiser Court and Hillendale Drive, which is frequently used by emergency vehicles that travel to and from Dale City Volunteer Fire Department’s Station 13, will also be improved. A new turn lane is being added from Dale Boulevard east to Hillendale Drive, making dual turn lanes to accommodate more traffic turning from Dale Boulevard onto Hillendale Drive.

There are also improvements coming to a traffic signal at Dale Boulevard and Delaney Road, near Beville Middle School:

UPC 98376 – Delaney Road (Route 2025) at Dale Boulevard (Route 784) – Upgrading the signal at Delaney Road (Route 2025)

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Construction to begin in April 2014

And finally at Dale Boulevard and Lindendale Road at Quate Lane, there are plans to offset the turn lanes for drivers turning from Dale Boulevard west onto Lindendale Road.

Here’s the info from VDOT:

  • UPC 98371 - Lindendale Road/Quate Lane (Route 2053) at Dale Boulevard (Route 784) - Offsetting the left turn lanes, upgrading the signal, relocating the pedestrian crossing and improving sight distance at Lindendale Road/Quate Lane (Route 2053)

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         Project was rebaselined in August 2013; Revised advertisement Date of August 2014

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