Rolling Road in Springfield would be expanded to four lanes as part of new efforts to reduce traffic congestion in the area.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a forum on Feb. 27 to get feedback on a $51.6 million plan to add two lanes to Rolling Road (VA-638) between Viola Street and Old Keene Mill Road.
According to VDOT, the work would happen in two phases. The first phase would involve adding a second left turn last from Rolling Road to westbound Old Keene Mill Road. It would also add a dedicated right turn late to eastbound Old Keene Mill Road and upgrade the traffic signal.
The second phase of work would be the actual widening of Rolling Road from two lanes to four. The project also calls for a shared-use path to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.
VDOT had explored moving utilities underground during the road construction project but ultimately rejected that possibility due to costs.
VDOT said the first phase of work could start by the fall of 2019, with the road widening starting in 2022.
Public meeting details:
When: Feb. 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA.