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Traffic Lights?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by tvl, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. tvl

    tvl New Member

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    It's been a while since I've seen it asked, so I figured I'd ask it again... :)

    Any word on a traffic light in place of the stop signs on Claiborne and Waxpool? At the HOA meeting earlier this year, I believe the word was they hoped to be by the start of the school year? Since that didn't happen I'm just wondering if there is a newer update? Also any word on Clayborne and Broadlands Blvd?
     
  2. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    Is the stop sign getting backed up in the mornings now? I haven't been through it in the AM... but it seems the stop signs have kept the minivan collisions down.
     
  3. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    Not sure when the light is going in, but I agree with boomer about the accidents. Before the 4-way stop went in at Waxpool/Claiborne there would be at least one accident every couple of weeks. I haven't seen a single accident since they went in. And IMO the backups have been minimal (almost inconsequential).
     
  4. christinaandrob

    christinaandrob New Member

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    I agree that it's been a lot better with the stop signs at Waxpool/Claiborne. The wait isn't bad at all in the morning.

    Now, if we could only get them at the intersection of Broadlands Blvd/Claiborne. That one is really dangerous and gets quite backed up in the morning. IMHO.
     
  5. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    I've noticed two specific vehicles that repeatedly have no "stop sign etiquette" at this intersection. One is a Black SUV, maybe a Ford Explorer and the other one is a gold pick up truck with the expanded cab. Both of these vehicles come to a "rolling stop" and then plow ahead whether it is their turn or not. The Black SUV appears to be driven by a young adult male maybe 18-20 years of age. The gold pick up truck is also a male driver who likes to talk on his cell phone and appears (from a distance) to be in his 30's.
     
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    veronicasmommi New Member

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    There are many people who need to go back and take driver's ed. I get so tired of these people who think they are special and can just ignore the law.
     
  7. neilz

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    The stop lights are 'in queue' and (if I remember right) should be in by the end of the year. This is a light being put in by the county (again, if I remember right).

    The one at Broadlands Blvd & Claiborne is the responsibility of the developer of Broadlands and the developer of the shopping center. This is currently in design, not sure when it will be put in.

    This is a question that will be asked and answered at the developer update meeting being held by the HOA in October.



    Neil Z.
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  8. Dkukrer

    Dkukrer New Member

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    There are hardly any backups in the morning anymore. But I would also like to see lights at this intersection as well as the Broadlands pkwy/Claibourne pkwy intersection.

    Denise
     
  9. Dutchml

    Dutchml Member

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    The last word was the light at Waxpool/Claiborne would be in place "by September, no later than October". The 4-ways have completely eliminated the nasty T-bones that unfortunately happened on a regular basis at that intersection. Hopefully, I'll never see another one there.
     
  10. spaceguy

    spaceguy New Member

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    Neil:

    I asked this very question at the annual HOA meeting and got the deer in the headlights response from the shopping center developer representative. He knew nothing about them putting in the traffic light.

    What bothers me is that when the new Giant shopping center went in near Leesburg, not only did they have a traffic light on Rte 7 before it opened, but there are also a string of traffic lights along the side road leading into the Giant. Those intersections appear to be almost deserted. Any idea how all those traffic lights got in so fast?

     
  11. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Spaceguy-
    Saul did not have the responsibility for the traffic light at Claiborne/Broadlands Blvd. That is why he had no idea. It was/is the responsibility of the developer to get the light approved and installed. Terrabrook dropped the ball big time on this issue.
    Unfortunately, the county/VDOT did not care whether the light was put up prior to the shopping center opened. It would seem to be common sense to me that if you build the shopping center, there should have been a requirement for the light to be there before it opened.
    Obviously, as you point out, the developer of the Potomac Station shopping center did a much better job than ours did.
     
  12. GCyr

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    Looks like 4-way Stop signs are finally going up at Claiborne & Broadlands Blvds. Noticed on my way home this afternoon that the right turn lane from Ashburn onto Broadlands was "lined-out" like at the Waxpool/Claiborne 4-way Stops and some workers were out there digging holes.

    It took them long enough to do something at this intersection!!
     
  13. marielaveau

    marielaveau Voodoo Queen

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    THE STOP SIGNS ARE UUUUUPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    ***sorry for the outburst******

    We now return to your regularly scheduled program
     
  14. Zansu

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    yeah, with no advance notice.... I hope the people who drive by for the first time after dark SEE the things. At least they put "stop" lines on the road... they don't always do that around here. Good news, took 3 minutes, not 20 to make a left off BL BLVD at 5:30.....
     
  15. longtimer

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    Did anyone else notice that Claiborne Parkway in Broadlands (at least from Safeway to Waxpool) has been changed to 45 mph in conjunction with the new stop signs being installed? I don't think I'm all that happy about that. Getting from Broadlands Blvd to Claiborne will be easier, but getting from any other side street onto Claiborne (Vestals Gap, Ellzey) will be near impossible.
     
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    According to Arlene in the HOA office, one of the original Terrabrook representatives here said that Claiborne would eventually be 45 through Broadlands, and it was developed that way. I believe the only reason it stayed 35 for so long was that construction traffic was still using the road to get to Southern Walk.


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  17. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    I was also quite surprised to see that the speed limit had been increased to 45mph - especially through a residential area and so close to the school. Even though Clairborne may have been developed for higher speed, I for one, will continue to go at what speed I think is appropriate for the area!
     
  18. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    The school still has the flashing lights for the 25 mph zone when school is starting/ending. I think 40-45 mph is a more realistic and reasonable speed than 35 mph for Claiborne, Waxpool, and Broadlands BLVD.
     
  19. Homer Simpson

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    I have to really disagree with you there Cliff. In addition to the school there are houses right on Claiborne. Kids are supposed to walk to the elementary school and to the parks down claiborne and broadlands. This is a neighborhood, not downtown.

    Not to mention that there will be two lights at B/C and W/C within what less than 100 yards? So to get up to 45 after the light to stop at the next one? People fly down claiborne as it is. Raising it to 45 just encourages higher speeds and more people doing it.

    On a related note. When are we getting crosswalks at Broadlands and Claiborne or did this fall through the cracks too? It's become much more dangerous crossing the street now.
     
  20. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Not a single house is on claiborne.. closest is houses that are at the top of the streets that meet claiborne.

    Most of the sidewalks along claiborne are not even next to the road.. the path is seperated from the road.

    As for kids walking, that's what the paths are for.

    And the distance between waxpool and Broadlands Blvd is more about 1/4+ mile.

    -Steve
     

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