News and Updates
Community Meeting Held March 8; Comment Period Closed March 29, 2019
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Lee District on Friday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Franconia Governmental Center. Community members had the opportunity to learn about VDOT's repaving program, proposed striping changes and give feedback. The comment period for Lee District paving and restriping projects closed March 29.
- Paving-related comments (e.g., drainage issues, missing signage, signal repair, walkway repair and sight distance issues due to vegetation overgrowth) should be submitted through the myVDOT portal: https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. If you would like to request road repairs, please follow the "I need a road repaired" link on the VDOT portal or call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).
- Unfortunately, no additional roads can be added to the preliminary 2019 paving schedule at this point.
- Striping-related comments (e.g., marked parking lanes, crosswalks, and/or sight distance issues due to parked vehicles) can be submitted electronically to FCDOT.
Lee District Information
Loisdale Court: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe a standard bike lane southbound and shared lane markings northbound. Existing on-street parking on the east side of Loisdale Court will be maintained.
Metro Park Drive: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in both directions (similar to Braeburn Drive, pictured.) On-street parking will remain.
Walker Lane: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to convert the underutilized outside travel lanes to buffered bike lanes. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets.
See VDOT's Northern Virginia Paving Program page for more information on road specific projects, status, maps and contact information, which is updated weekly during the paving season.
As part of its annual maintenance, VDOT repaves hundreds of roads in Fairfax County each year. FCDOT and VDOT collaborate during the repaving and restriping process to efficiently implement the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan that seeks to improve traffic safety and provide transportation options to people around the County.
Paving work is scheduled to begin in April and conclude in November. 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.
Return to the FCDOT Paving and Restriping Program landing page.