Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Lee District Paving and Restriping

News and Updates

Community Meeting Held March 7; Comment Period Open through March 23, 2018

VDOT and FCDOT held a public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Lee District on Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m., in the Lee District Governmental Center. Community members were invited to give feedback on general traffic safety concerns regarding roads scheduled for repaving and the proposed striping changes at the meeting.

Community members interested in submitting comments may do so through March 23, 2018. 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 Lee 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 Lee District include: bike lanes on Bland Street, Brandon Avenue and Lake Village Drive; striped parking lanes and shared lane markings (sharrows) on Castlewellan Drive and Fairchild Drive; buffered bike lanes, sharrows and a center turn lane on Frye Road; and sharrows and bike lanes on Buckman Road.

Lee District Information


Bland Street

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing a road redesign of Bland Street between Old Keene Mill Road and Amherst Avenue to accommodate two travel lanes, a right turn lane and bike lanes. The proposal would continue the bike lanes on Bland Street between Backlick Road and Brandon Avenue. FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to maintain existing on-street parking on the north side of Bland Street, while restricting parking on the southern side. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets.


Brandon Avenue

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes between the Tower Shopping Center entrance and Commerce Street, and standard bike lanes between Commerce Street and the northern entrance to the shopping center near the roundabout. FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to maintain existing on-street parking on the west side of Brandon Avenue, while restricting parking on the east side.



Braebun DriveLake Village Drive

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes on Lake Village Drive between South Van Dorn Street and Cliff Drive. Eastbound, existing on-street parking will be retained between Cliff Drive and South Van Dorn Street. Westbound, existing on-street parking will be retained between Cliff Drive and east of Dunwich Way. If you or your guests regularly park along the west side of Lake Village Drive across from Grange Lane (westbound), or you have seen cars parked there, please submit a comment describing the exact location. (Pictured: Braeburn Drive in Braddock District)



Castlewellan Drive

In response to community concerns about road safety and speeding, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe parking lanes on both sides and add shared lane markings (sharrows).


Buckman Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add shared lane markings (sharrows) between Richmond Highway and Pole Road; bike lanes between Pole Road and Aspen Drive; shared lane markings between Aspen Drive and west of McClelland Place; bike lanes between west of McClelland Place and Russell Road; shared lane markings between Russell Road and Ashton Street; bike lanes between Ashton Street and Janna Lee Avenue; and shared lane markings between Janna Lee Avenue and Richmond Highway. 


Frye Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes and a center turn lane on Frye Road between Richmond Highway and Manor Drive, and sharrows in both directions between Manor Drive and Pole Road. The number of existing on-street parking spaces will remain the same. 


Fairchild Drive

In response to community concerns about road safety and speeding, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe parking lanes on both sides and add shared lane markings (sharrows).

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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