Traffic Advisory: N. Washington St., September 12 – 16

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September 8, 2011

A portion of the far right, northbound lane in the 400 block of N. Washington Street in the City of Falls Church will be temporarily closed to traffic between E. Columbia to E. Jefferson Streets from Sept. 12-16.  Additionally, the ability to turn onto E. Jefferson from N. Washington Street will be restricted.  Flagmen will be on site to maintain the flow of traffic and minimize delays.  The temporary, partial road closure of one block of N. Washington Street is needed to perform an emergency repair to an existing electrical pole.


City to Begin Installing Speed Readout Signs Next Week

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September 8, 2011

To help calm traffic and improve safety, the City of Falls Church will install new electronic speed readout signs at 11 locations throughout the City beginning Monday, Sept. 12. The City’s engineering staff studied traffic and roadway conditions to determine the best location for the signs.  The signs have an LED display screen, mounted on a single pole and powered by solar energy.  Owners of the properties adjacent to the rights of way where the signs will be posted have been contacted by the City.

This project, funded by a federal grant dispersed through the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act (ARRA), will be managed by the Department of Public Works.

Electronic speed readout sign locations

513 E. Broad Street

101 Tollgate Way

430 Great Falls Street

410,413/415, 815, and 816 Lincoln Ave.

507 and 508 N. West Street

903 Lanier Place, along S. West Street

1001 Parker Street along S. West Street

For more information about the speed readout signs, contact Cyrus Salehi, civil engineer with the Department of Public Works, at 703-248-5331, or e-mail [email protected].


FRIDAY 9/9: Military History Forum – Iwo Jima

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The inaugural meeting of the season will be dedicated to the memory of Bob Lindholm, a WWII Marine vet who helped bring about Friday’s program on Iwo Jima.  Bob was planning to make the introductory remarks. Unfortunately, he passed away on July 23.

Jim Wheeler and Tom Cox, combat veterans of Iwo Jima, will give their first-hand account of this legendary campaign.  In addition to their service with the Marine Corps, each also had a postwar career with the CIA.

Navy vet Dick Zimmermann will add his personal observations about the Navy’s role at Iwo.

No charge. 10 a.m. – noon, Falls Church Community Center, 221 Little Falls Street. 703-248-5020.  The Forum meets every other Friday, same time, same place.