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Sep 25

Route 50 Safety and Operational Study First Focus Group Meeting Held

Posted on September 25, 2023 at 10:27 AM by Heidi Kellum

On September 21, 2023, the first focus group meeting for the Route 50 Safety and Operational Study was held at the American Legion in Middleburg, Va. The focus group is intended to allow for discussion with property owners, business owners, and representatives of civic organizations located in the area. During its initial meeting, the focus group participated in a facilitated discussion and took part in several exercises that aim to advance the county’s understanding of the issues that impact residents, business owners, and motorists who travel along the Route 50 corridor. Members of the focus group shared their first-hand observations, perspectives and concerns about the corridor. View the presentation from September 21, 2023 focus group (PDF).

The project consists of a safety and operational study of approximately 14 miles of Route 50 from Northstar Boulevard to the Fauquier County line. The purpose of the study is to ensure that this segment of Route 50 continues to carry local and commuter traffic safely and efficiently.  The study will examine existing conditions, current traffic counts, crash history and consider projected future traffic volumes. 

There will be four focus group meetings throughout the study. In addition, during future public input meetings, members of the public will be encouraged to provide input on the study corridor. Members of the public can provide feedback throughout the study on the Route 50 corridor by emailing the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at [email protected]

The county anticipates the study will be completed in early 2025. Once complete, the results will be presented to the Board of Supervisors with recommended improvements that can be implemented in phases.

For more information about the Route 50 Safety and Operational Study, visit