Inova Fairfax Medical Campus: Traffic Study for Hospital Expansion - Wells + Associates

Wood Street

Traffic Study Recommends Improvements to Accommodate 66% Hospital Expansion

Inova Fairfax Hospital (IFH) is the largest hospital in Northern Virginia, and the flagship hospital of Inova Health System. W+A has provided traffic engineering and transportation planning services to IFH since 1994.

Located on Gallows Road, IFH proposed to expand the existing campus building square footage by 66 percent – from 1,426,882 S.F. to 2,363,261 S.F. Included in the expansion plan was a new entrance to the hospital on Woodburn Road/Centers of Excellence Boulevard.

Wells + Associates conducted a traffic study. We demonstrated that, with infrastructure improvements to the adjacent roadway, the proposed site plan could adequately accommodate the proposed hospital expansion.

Our traffic engineering recommendations included:

  • A new traffic signal at the Woodburn Road/Centers of Excellence intersection
  • Construction of a third southbound lane on Gallows Road from Anderson Drive to the
  • existing Grey Entrance
  • Restriping of the Blue Entrance
  • Improvements to the intersection of Gallows Road/Woodburn Road/I-495 Outer Loop off ramp
  • Signal timing improvements along Gallows Road