Thursday, September 13, 2012
The school system will also pay for a turn lane to improve traffic flow.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has agreed to pay for a traffic light at the Braddock Road entrance to Willow Springs Elementary School, according to officials who attended a community meeting at the school. In addition, FCPS has agreed to pay for a right hand turn lane from the school onto Braddock Road to improve traffic flow. Parents and staff of Willow Springs were surprised when just week's before school started, the school safety signals at the school's entrance on Braddock Road were removed. It is unclear who ordered them removed. Community members contacted Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40), who called a meeting at the school with Fairfax County Public Schools representatives, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax County…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Supervisor Cook, McGruff the Crime Dog and Fairfax County Police are promoting drivers’ awareness.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook joined “McGruff” the Crime Dog and Officer J. T. Frey of the Fairfax County Police Department greeting Laurel Ridge Elementary students and parents Monday. The outreach initiated the Police Department’s Operation Blue Guardian, part of Supervisor Cook’s ongoing campaign to combat speeding and unsafe driving in our communities. “I have heard a high level of concern and anxiety from residents regarding unsafe driving through their neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Cook. “It is clearly an issue that deserves our full attention and requires especially heightened awareness now that our kids are back out walking to school.” Operation Blue Guardian focuses on enforcing the speed limits in school zones and …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The delegate was asked by residents to investigate the loss of the 'wink-o-matic' at Willow Springs Elementary.
Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40th) has called a meeting of concerned community members, Fairfax County Public Schools, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax County Police and local politicians to discuss the loss of the wink-o-matic safety signal at the Braddock Road entrance to Willow Springs Elementary School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept, 6, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Residents noticed the safety lights missing from the intersection just week's before the start of school, according to the delegate's staff. It is not yet clear who ordered them removed. In a letter inviting leaders to the meeting, Del. Hugo said, "...many of you are aware, the removal of the 'wink-o-matic' lights have resulted in the school’s …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Prevent tragedies with these back to school driving tips from AAA.
As Fairfax County children head back to school this week, drivers are reminded to be especially vigilant. "The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children," according to AAA, the a not-for-profit organization providing members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive services and information. "Over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m," the organization reported. AAA offers six ways drivers can help keep kids safe during the school year:
Monday, July 2, 2012
Drivers are reminded to obey four-way stop rules; more than 80 intersections remain dark as of Monday morning.
More than 80 intersections in Fairfax County remain without working traffic lights, according to county staff. Drivers are reminded to obey four-way stop rules at intersections without power: Check for updates on the Fairfax County Emergency Information blog. Fairfax County provided this sampling of the major intersections without working traffic lights as of Monday morning: As of Sunday evening, these traffic signals in the Burke, Springfield area were still without power: Tell us in the comments if you have an addition to the lists, or an update on signals now functioning.