80+ Intersections Without Traffic Lights; Obey Four-Way Stop Rules

Posted 4:33 a.m.

More than 80 intersections in Fairfax County remain without working traffic lights. As you start your morning commute, PLEASE obey 4-way stop rules at intersections without power.

  • Treat each traffic light as a four-way stop, with the driver on the right having the right-of-way.
  • Proceed with caution only when traffic permits.
  • Enter intersections only when it is safe to do so, using turn signals to let other motorists know your intentions.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Watch out for and obey police officers directing traffic within intersections.

Here’s a sampling of the major intersections without working traffic lights right now:

  • Route 123/International Drive
  • Route 7/Beulah
  • Route 50/Gallows Road
  • Route 50/Nutley Street
  • West Ox Road/Fair Lakes Parkway
  • Route 1/Telegraph Road
  • Lorton Road/I-95
  • Hummer Road/Gallows Road
  • Fort Hunt/Belle Haven
  • Baron Cameron/Fairfax County Parkway
  • Reston Parkway/Lawyers Road
  • Route 50/Stringfellow Road

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7 responses to “80+ Intersections Without Traffic Lights; Obey Four-Way Stop Rules”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Please list ALL the lightless intersections instead of just a sampling

  2. Anonymous says :

    Agree with post above. It will help us plan our route or work from home if there are just too many non-working lights on our way to work.

  3. Anonymous says :

    Agree with above posts. Knowing which intersections are without traffic lights will help plan our route; or if there are just way too many to and from destination, we can plan to work from home.

  4. Anonymous says :

    I suspect these “comments” blocks go unread and are never acted on. The exist to give readers the illusion of involvement.

  5. fairfaxcounty says :

    Because the status of these intersections is changing frequently lists may become outdated quickly. We are working on an updated list and will provide it as soon as possible. In the mean time you can check http://www.511virginia.org for the latest traffic alerts. We are receiving inquiries in person, by phone and online and are attempting to respond to all of them as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

  6. Hondo Howard says :

    Checking http://www.511virginia.org does not provide any information on what traffic lights are dark in our area. I feel certain Fairfax County must have a comprehensive list somewhere. Post it, then update it periodically. Thanks.

  7. brownjmj says :

    As of Sunday afternoon, the light at Route 50 and Stringfellow Rd was working. Did it go out again?