Speed Humps Slow Traffic in Jefferson Manor
New speed humps are in place on Fort and Farmington drives.
Three new speed humps in the Jefferson Manor neighborhood are helping slow down traffic cutting through from North Kings Highway and Telegraph Road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has installed one speed bump on Fort Drive and two on nearby Farmington Drive.
Jefferson Manor Citizens Association President Chris Soule said the new design, which the community approved, has helped slow down speeding cars.
“We have noticed a reduction in speed, and the community is overwhelmingly happy with this,” Soule said.
Traffic on the neighborhood has been building for over a decade. In March, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal for traffic calming measures in Jefferson Manor, including speed humps.
The Jefferson Manor Citizens Association has filed a proposal through the county's Residential Traffic Administration Program (RTAP) back in 2006. The proposal called for three speed humps and lane striping on Farmington Drive and Fort Drive.
Soule said VDOT will return to the area in the near future to conduct a traffic study and collect data.
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