28 New Roads Added to Sign Removal Program

collecting illegal signs

On select roads in the county, you may have noticed fewer road signs selling all sorts of things from jewelry to furniture to puppies.

Since July 2013, the Sheriff’s Community Labor Force has collected over 75,000 signs that were illegally posted along 71 major roadways under a legal agreement between Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT maintains most county roads).

Starting this month, 28 new roads have been added — or 12 miles — to our sign removal program.

“This is a win-win for the county and state,” said Sheriff Stacey Kincaid. “Under this program, the roadsides and medians are cleaner, the sightlines are safer, and there is no added cost to county residents.”

75000 illegal roads signs collected

The Community Labor Force crews, made up of well-screened offenders monitored by a Sheriff’s deputy, pick up signs every week from Tuesday to Thursday, visiting each road in the program at least twice per month. Signs are stored at the I-66 Transfer Station for five days, allowing owners time to reclaim them. After this time, the signs are destroyed.


Where Signs Are Collected

Here’s a full map of all 99 roads in the program, with the 28 new roads listed below the map. On the additional 28 roads, the only segments included in the program are located within our commercial revitalization districts.


  • Annandale Road
  • John Marr Drive

Baileys Cross Roads

  • Carlin Springs Road
  • South Jefferson Street
  • Seminary Road

Lake Anne

  • North Shore Drive


  • Elm Street
  • Fleetwood Road
  • Nolte Street
  • Westmoreland Drive
  • Whittier Avenue


  • Dorr Avenue
  • Hartland Road
  • Juniper Street
  • Merrilee Drive
  • Merrifield Avenue
  • Porter Road
  • Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
  • Williams Drive

Seven Corners

  • Patrick Henry Drive


  • Bland Street
  • Commerce Street

Richmond Highway

  • Boswell Drive
  • Fairhaven Avenue
  • Fordson Road
  • Lockheed Boulevard
  • Old Richmond Highway
  • Sherwood Hall Lane

Residents and businesses can play a role in keeping the streets clean by volunteering with a VDOT-sponsored Adopt-a-Highway group. These groups may pick up trash and signs along roads, and they can operate seven days a week.

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