News and Updates
Community Meeting Held March 13; Comment Period Closes March April 3, 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 Providence District on Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., in the Providence Community Center. Community members had the opportunity to learn about VDOT's repaving program, proposed striping changes and give feedback. Feedback may be submitted after the meeting until April 3.
- 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.
Providence District Information
Gallows Branch Road/Kidwell Drive/Towers Crescent Drive: FCDOT and VDOT are studying the opportunity to redesign this connection between Gallows Road, Tysons One Place and Route 7 for all transportation modes, including establishing a three-way stop condition at the intersection of Kidwell Drive and Tysons One Place to improve traffic flow. The proposed design would create a designated space for left turning vehicles, bike lanes in both directions and increase safety and comfort of pedestrians crossing the road. Adding bike lanes on Kidwell Drive will complete the designated bike route between the W&OD trail and downtown Tysons. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets (Colts Neck Road, pictured).
West Street: FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to stripe parking lanes where parking is currently allowed.
See VDOT's interactive paving map (coming soon) for more information on road specific projects, status 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.