Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Hunter Mill District Paving and Restriping

News and Updates

Updated South Lakes Drive Restriping Proposal - May 11, 2018Map of South lakes

Based on community feedback and further traffic analysis, the original proposal to restripe South Lakes Drive between Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive as a two lane road with buffered bike lanes has been modified.

  • Four travel lanes will be maintained between Reston Parkway and Colts Neck Road; between Soapstone Drive and Ridge Heights Road; and Twin Branches Road and Sunrise Valley Drive,
  • The on-street bike route will connect the Colts Neck Road bike lanes with the Twin Branches Road bike lanes, with a signed detour via Soapstone Drive bike lanes and the new Ridge Heights bike lanes.
  • Metro or W&OD bound cyclists will be able to continue to their destination on a designated shared lane or existing trails.

This compromise solution will create a safer east-west bike route and address many of the road safety concerns. It is not expected to negatively affect traffic.

Community Meeting Held March 19; Comment Period Closed April 6, 2018

VDOT and FCDOT held a public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Hunter Mill District on Monday, March 19, 7 p.m., in the Terraset Elementary School cafeteria. Community members were invited to give feedback on general traffic safety concerns regarding roads scheduled for repaving and the proposed striping changes either at the meeting or by submitting comments online.

Please note that no additional roads can be added to the paving schedule at this time; any suggestions for new paving and restriping changes will be saved for future planning.

 

Background

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled several roads in the Hunter Mill District for repaving in 2018. The paving will take place starting in April and concluding in November 2018. Exact work dates are available about ten days prior to work beginning, as contractors set schedules based on personnel and equipment availability. In subdivisions, "no parking" signs with precise date information will be posted at least three business days prior to work starting. Residents can expect work vehicles in their neighborhood during the project. Motorists are asked to be alert to temporary traffic patterns. Cars, basketball hoops or garbage cans may need to be temporarily relocated while work is under way. Work hours are usually limited to outside of rush hours. Crews typically work on neighborhood streets weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On other roads such as interstates and some primaries, work may occur overnight.

See VDOT’s interactive paving map for more information on road specific project status and contact information, which is updated weekly during the paving season.

* Projects may need to be postponed to 2019 due to inclement weather or other reasons.
 

Additional Information

Proposed striping changes in the Hunter Mill District include adding bicycle infrastructure on multiple roads, as well as road redesigns of Bluemont Drive, Fountain Drive and South Lakes Drive. The current lane configuration will be maintained approaching all signalized intersections. No on-street parking will be affected. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets.

North Reston Information


Bennington Woods Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes.


Bluemont Drive

In an effort to improve pedestrian safety between the Reston Town Center and the W&OD, the Reston Town Center Transit Station and future Reston Town Center Metro Station, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing a road redesign of Bluemont Drive. The proposed design would convert the four lane road to a two lane road with a striped median/dedicated turn lanes and buffered bike lanes, which will facilitate safer pedestrian crossings, slow travel speeds and provide dedicated space for turning vehicles outside the main travel lane. Two travel lanes will be maintained eastbound approaching Reston Parkway to adequately accommodate current and projected turning volumes.


North Short Drive
Bowman Town Drive

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add a northbound bike lane, southbound shared lane markings, also known as sharrows, and striped parking lanes on both sides. On-street parking will be maintained on both sides. (Pictured: North Shore Drive)


Bracknell Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes between Stevenage Road and the commercial driveways.


Explorer Street

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes. On-street parking will be maintained on both sides.


Fountain DriveWestbranch Drive

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing a road redesign of Fountain Drive to increase traffic safety for all road users. The proposed design includes one travel lane in each direction, dedicated left turn lane and buffered bike lanes. The current lane configuration will be maintained approaching the signalized intersections. (Pictured: Westbranch Drive in Tysons.)


Stevenage Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes between Bennington Woods Rd and the northern Home Depot driveway, and wide shoulders between the northern Home Depot driveway and Reston Parkway. Existing parking restrictions will not be affected or modified as part of this proposed striping modification. Timed parking near the park will be maintained.


Temporary Road (Old Reston Avenue to North Shore Drive)

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes.


Walnut Branch Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add an eastbound buffered bike lane and westbound shared lane markings.


South Reston Information


Lawyers Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to extend the existing bike lanes west to Reston Parkway and upgrade the existing shoulders between Twin Branches Road and Hunter Mill Road to buffered bike lanes.


Pinecrest Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes between South Lakes Drive and Glade Drive. On-street parking will be maintained.


Ridge Heights RoadBraeburn Drive

To address speeding concerns and facilitate safer pedestrian crossings, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes. On-street parking will be maintained on both sides. Extra wide parking lanes will be provided for school bus parking. (Picture: Braeburn Drive)


Soapstone Drive (Glade Drive to Lawyers R0ad)

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to upgrade the existing bike lanes to buffered bike lanes.


South Lakes DriveShiplett Boulevard

In response to road safety concerns along the South Lakes Drive corridor, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing a road redesign between Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive. Safety concerns include speeding, limited sight distance for vehicles turning onto Sunrise Valley Drive, above-average pedestrian volumes and pedestrian crossings, disconnected sidewalks, and no safe and convenient South Reston east-west bike route. South Lakes Drive has comparatively low traffic volumes and is not expected to see significant vehicular volume increases despite development in Reston. Where feasible, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to maintain one travel lane in each direction and to convert the outside travel lane to a buffered bike lane, which has shown to be an effective safety improvement for people that are driving, biking and walking. The current lane configuration will be maintained approaching all signalized intersections and the South Lakes High School Kiss & Ride. Buses will continue to stop at the curb to serve passengers. Additionally, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to extend the bike lanes on South Lakes Drive between Reston Parkway and Sanibel Drive. On-street parking will be maintained on both sides. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets. (Pictured: Shiplett Boulevard in Burke)

Resources


Complete Street
Complete Streets: Getting Safely to Work, School, Shops and Play

Bike infrastructure is an essential element of a complete street. Learn more about the concept of complete streets, and how bicycle lanes benefit people who drive, bicycle or walk alike.

 

 

Bike Lane Brochure
A Driver's Guide to Bike Lanes in Fairfax County

Throughout Fairfax County, bike lanes are connecting neighborhoods to parks, shops, transit and jobs. Read on to learn more about bike lanes and safety interacting with people who are cycling.

 

 


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