News and Updates
Dranesville Community Meetings Canceled; Comment Period Closes April 14, 2020
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) canceled the Dranesville district meetings scheduled for Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Coates Elementary School, 2480 River Birch Road, Herndon, as well as the meeting on Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Colvin Run Elementary School, 1400 Wolf Trap Road, Vienna.
Community members can learn about VDOT's repaving program and proposed striping changes in the presentation posted below. The comment period for Dranesville District paving and restriping projects e.g., marked parking lanes, crosswalks, and/or sight distance issues due to parked vehicles) can be submitted electronically to FCDOT until April 14, 2020.
- Road maintenance 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 2020 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.
Dranesville District Information
(North Shore Drive, pictured)
Dulles Technology Drive from Sunrise Valley Drive to Sunrise Valley Drive: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in both directions. This proposal would maintain existing legal on-street parking in the outside parking lane, and remove underutilized on-street parking in the inside parking lane.
Elm Street from Dolley Madison Boulevard to Chain Bridge Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add a bike lane north-west bound and shared lane markings south-east bound, and modify a left turn lane at Beverly Road. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained on both sides of the road, with the exception of two parking spaces at 6829 Elm Street. The striping plan was approved in 2018 but implementation was postponed due to construction in the vicinity of Elm Street.
River Birch Road from Sunrise Valley Drive to Dulles Technology Drive: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to maintain the existing bike lanes, and add a southbound bike lane north of Coates Elementary School. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained on both sides of the road.
Westmoreland Street from Chain Bridge Road to Kirby Road: Westmoreland Street will receive asphalt patching, which does not allow for modification of existing striping. However, VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes and bike lane buffers to existing striping to narrow wide travel lanes, where feasible.
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.
FCDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.