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‘adding roundabouts at the Davis Ford…Yates Ford Rd in Prince William County…Henderson Rd…Old Yates Ford Rd in Fairfax County will help’

In advance of our upcoming Occoquan District Congestion Think Tank for Davis Ford and Yates Ford Road at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 (you should come), here’s an idea to help traffic flow along the popular two-lane commuter route that links Prince William and Fairfax counties.

From Mark Scheufler/@FixRoute28

Would Rt. 28 improvements help Yates Ford drivers?

Any additional crossing of the Bull Run/Occoquan River will help commuters currently using Yates Ford Road as a cut through option.  The only new capacity planned are an additional High Occupancy Toll Lane (HOT) in each direction on I-66 and along Route 28 north of Yorkshire.  It is unclear how much capacity will be added across the Bull Run on Route 28.  It could be one lane in each direction or two lanes in each direction.  But improvements are not expected until at least 2024.   Improving the Route 1/Route 123/I-95 interchange would also help commuters currently cutting through Clifton to get to Fort Belvior.

Until major improvements are completed along the major thoroughfares adding roundaboutat the Davis Ford Rd and Yates Ford Rd in Prince William County and at Henderson Rd and Old Yates Ford Rd in Fairfax County will help manage the flow/spacing of traffic along the corridor. ge

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  • tbornottb

    We call them traffic circles here in the south! That is a just crazy idea. I can’t envision what good that would do ? The problem is that Davis Ford/Yates Ford/Henderson are ‘windey’ two lane roads with private drives all along them and no way they could ever be widened and straightened without hell to pay. There are just no viable options to cross into Fairfax and not get stuck on both sides constantly. My husband called me this morning from Davis Ford at 8:11 AM. He had been sitting there for 1.5 hours just trying to get to Yates Ford. He leaves super early to get to his job near Oakton in Fairfax and he was going to be very very late as his start time is 8:30. He has been complaining more and more lately but it usually about Yates Ford as there is no way to get around anything that goes wrong. The worst is usually in the evening rush.
    I used to take all those roads to get to my job in Oakton when people first discovered going that way thru Clifton to get to Fairfax and by the time I retired in 1998 it was a royal pain and its quadrupled in commuter pain since then.

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