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January 3, 2019

2 Broadview Avenue plan meetings this month

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
The Commonwealth Transportation Board last year allocated $7 million in federal funding for the Broadview Avenue project, with the Town of Warrenton committed to the other $1 million.
It’s an economic driver for us; it’s a huge traffic volume carrier. So, there were many factors to weigh when looking at solutions for Broadview.
— Brandie Schaeffer, interim town manager
Broadview Ave. Project 
• Concept includes: Series of mostly short medians between Route 211 and Roebling Street, 2 pedestrian crosswalks, a bike lane on each side, replacement of parallel turn lanes in middle with alternating turn lanes and improvements to Route 211 intersection.

• Why: To improve safety, traffic flow and business access.

• Where: About 1 mile between Route 211 and Roebling Street (at McDonald’s).

• Estimated cost: $8 million.

• More information: Click here

• Funding: State has allocated $7 million in federal funds; town would pay the balance. 
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Staff Journalist
The Town of Warrenton this month will conduct two public meetings on proposed Broadview Avenue improvements, intended to enhance safety, traffic flow and access to businesses along the busy, four-lane road.

Focusing on Broadview merchants and landowners, the first meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the community meeting room of the Warrenton Police Station at 333 Carriage House Lane.

The Thursday, Jan. 17, “citizen input” meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of Fauquier High School at 705 Waterloo Road in Warrenton.

The Virginia Department of Transportation in April expects to conduct a public hearing on the project.

Key elements of the town’s alternative to VDOT’s plan for the almost one-mile project area between the WaWa convenience store/gas station and just south Winchester Street include:

• A series of medians — many including turn lanes — to more efficiently manage access to businesses.

• A dual merge lane from Broadview to serve westbound Route 211 traffic toward Culpeper. Today, a single lane serves that traffic. The intersection would include a traffic signal.

• Two landscaped crosswalks with traffic signals — one near Gold Cup Road and Stuyvesant Street and the other at Chappel Street — that would operate only when pedestrians activate them by pushing buttons.

• A bike lane on each side of Broadview.

While the plan doesn’t provide businesses “everything they wanted,” it attempts to balance “all the different things that that corridor tries to be,” interim Town Manager and Planning Director Brandie Schaeffer said in an interview. “It’s an economic driver for us; it’s a huge traffic volume carrier.

“So, there were many factors to weigh when looking at solutions for Broadview.”

VDOT has allocated $7 million in federal funds for the project; the town will spend about $1 million toward the proposed improvements.

Contact Don Del Rosso at or 540-270-0300.
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Tony Bentley · January 3, 2019 at 1:54 pm
One idea for the businesses is to put your street number in size that can be seen from the street. Looking for a business, unless it has a large sign out front, is very frustrating with traffic coming from all directions, and not visible from the street causing traffic backups, and near misses. This is not a Warrenton issue only, it's all around the state.
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