News and Updates
Community Meeting Set for March 28; Comment Period Closed March April 11, 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 Mount Vernon District on Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., in the South County Government Center. Community members had the opportunity to learn about VDOT's repaving program, proposed striping changes and give feedback. The comment period for Mount Vernon District paving and restriping comments closed April 11.
- 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.
Mount Vernon District Information
Boston Boulevard: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in both directions. On-street parking will be maintained where currently allowed.
Edinburgh Drive: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe parking lanes and line the median with a yellow line.
Fullerton Road between Rolling Road and Boston Boulevard: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to redesign the road as a two-lane road with a center turn lane and bike lanes (see Colts Neck Road, pictured).
Lorton Station Boulevard (Update April 25, 2019): Based on community feedback, the existing lane markings on Lorton Station Boulevard will not be modified. FCDOT and VDOT are studying the opportunity to add additional crosswalk markings near the VRE station. No on-street parking or bike facilities will be added at this time.
Northumberland Road: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe bike lanes or shared lane markings, depending on the width of the road and community on-street parking needs. On-street parking will be maintained on both sides of the street in front of street-facing residences and at the elementary school. Where on-street parking on both sides is not needed (for example, near the utility corridor), a northbound parking land and bike lanes in both directions are proposed. Residents are encouraged to provide input on which parking areas should be maintained.
Vernon View Drive between Bushrod Road and Teresa Ann Court: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to center the center line and stripe parking lanes on both sides of the road.
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.