We asked, and you answered—in droves.
Patch received about 200 comments and entries about which intersections and stretches of road are "the worst" in Alexandria.
- Click on the red dots on the map above to see what your neighbors had to say about those intersections and roads. (Using a mobile device? You can see the map here.)
In the Del Ray area, a number of residents said they were concerned about pedestrians and heavy vehicle traffic along East Monroe Avenue. The intersection of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon avenues is also tricky for some readers. One reader commented, "Cars speeding through yellow/red lights on Mt. Vernon or Commonwealth seem to be aiming for the cars coming off of Hume."
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In Old Town, some of residents complained about North Patrick Street coming north into the city from Fairfax County, where cars turning left into the neighborhoods can back-up traffic on the main artery.
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Residents from all parts of town had complaints about the jumbled intersection of King Street, West Braddock Road and North Quaker Lane. One reader noted that cars that want to make a left-hand turn onto West Braddock Road create overflow into the Quaker Lane intersection, frequently blocking it.
In the West End, a number of residents expressed concerns about the intersection of Jordan and Duke streets near the Foxchase Shopping Center. One Patch reader wrote in a comment, "I see a couple of issues with the Jordan / Duke St. intersection. The first is that you have an uncontrolled crosswalk (no Walk / Don't Walk electronic sign) at the intersection on Jordan with the shopping center. At the same time you have traffic heading Southbound that is controlled. When the Southbound traffic gets a green light here, they are not looking for pedestrians and even if they are, they may be hidden by the bus or truck in the next lane. This light is already too short ...."
The intersection of Seminary and Beauregard roads near the Mark Center was also concerning to West End residents. One reader commented, "Drivers wanting to drive along Seminary Rd. into Fairfax county must merge to the right to avoid the left turn lane while dodging the cars merging from the right. It just doesn't make sense that if you want to go straight you must change lanes."
What do you think of the intersections your neighbors listed? Tell us in the comments below.