The City of Falls Church announced in a press release that over the next two weeks work on the traffic signals on Park Avenue at N. Washington Street and on Annandale Road at W. Broad will impact traffic in the area. Falls Church’s Department of Public Works will be replacing cabinets for the traffic signals, the press release said. To where traffic will be impacted, visit google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zMAY6Vd3hq2I.k8ETUHp52XCU.
Work on the signals and the resulting traffic impacts are expected to take place during work hours, not during rush hour. The Park Avenue and N. Washington Street signal will be dark during working hours on Monday, Feb. 22 and should be completed within the day. Left turns from Park Avenue will be temporarily prohibited and the left turn lane will be closed.
Power to the signal will be turned off, so N. Washington Street traffic will be uncontrolled. Park Avenue right turns will have a temporary stop sign. The existing cabinet at this intersection has faulty wiring and has overheated in the past.
Work along W. Broad Street is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, Feb. 29 and should take three to five days to complete. This signal will be dark for a few hours while installing a temporary cabinet, and the Annandale Road entrance to the Broaddale Center will be closed. Left turns will be prohibited from Annandale Road Traffic along W. Broad Street will be uncontrolled and a temporary stop sign will be installed for Annandale Road.
The existing cabinet at this intersection was damaged in a car accident a few years ago and the foundation is set too low; this signal currently goes into flash mode during every rain or snow because water seeps into the cabinet. The foundation will be raised before the new cabinet is installed.