HUNTER MILL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
The HMD TAC meets quarterly on community transportation issues. Topics include road and transit projects and programs (including Fairfax Connector and Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project), trails and sidewalks, legislative and funding information, and a comprehensive project status list. For additional information or to be added to the HMD TAC email list contact:
The next TAC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 8 to 10 a.m. The meeting will be hosted on the Webex platform. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to listen to the meeting on your phone, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use access code:179 390 8392. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. Learn more about the Fairfax County TAC.
Watch the HMTAC meetingheld on Oct. 28. These are approximate times of specific briefings:
0:07:15 Meeting starts
0:08:30 FCDOT Projects Report
0:30:20 FCDOT Active Transportation Update
0:39:40 FCDOT Light at Foxmill Rd and Pinecrest Update
0:42:20 FCDOT Pedestrian Bridge at W&OD and Wiehle Ave Update
0:44:00 FCDOT Soapstone Connector Update
0:49:38 Supervisor Walter Alcorn’s Comments
0:58:30 VDOT Winter Weather Planning
1:02:55 VDOT Pedestrian Measures Michael Faraday and Sunset Hills Rd
VDOT Information Regarding Weihle Avenue Striping Project:
VDOT’s Traffic Engineering group investigated several safety concerns brought up by residents who live near Weihle Avenue and found that during a five-year period, 34 crashes had occurred near the intersections with Inlet Court and Fairway Drive. The next step was to find a way to improve safety/operations and the decision was made to restripe the left lane at the two locations.
By striping left turn lanes at Inlet Court and Fairway Drive, only in the northbound direction, VDOT will reduce the opportunity for T-bone crashes, enhance the safety of traffic turning onto Wiehle and provide a median lane for police enforcement. After checking traffic signal models, this change will not reduce the volume of vehicles going northbound, since the capacity of the roadway at the signals is not being changed.
Once the striping projects are implemented, VDOT will continue to monitor traffic conditions so if there are issues, they can be rectified.
Hunter Mill Road Bridge over Colvin Run:
Replacement of the one lane bridge on Hunter Mill Road is moving forward - learn more. A public meeting will be held as soon as safely possible and within federal guidelines. Comments/questions are being accepted.
Fairfax County provides public bus service, The Fairfax Connector including the Reston Internal Bus System (RIBS), that is operated by
MV Contract Transportation, Inc. WMATA also operates some public bus routes in the County.
Parking programs administered by FCDOT restrict parking certain types of vehicles and in residential neighborhoods.
Residential Permit Parking Districtsassist communities in controlling traffic and parking in area neighborhoods. This program assist neighborhoods with traffic calming options and parking restrictions.
Large Area Community Parking Districts (CPD) prohibit the parking of watercraft, motor homes, campers, trailers and other vehicles on public streets in residential areas. A CPD is established by petition or a large area application.
VDOT is responsible for clearing roads when it snows. VDOT's goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends. Interstates, primary roads, and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, schools, hospitals, and public facilities are plowed first. With a big storm, it may be several days before you see a plow on your residential street.