News and Updates
Community Meeting Scheduled for March 18 Canceled; Comment Period Closes April 14, 2020
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) canceled the public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Providence District scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church.
Community members can learn about VDOT's repaving program and proposed striping changes in the presentation posted below. Striping-related comments (e.g., marked parking lanes, crosswalks, and/or sight distance issues due to parked vehicles) can be submitted electronically to FCDOT through 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.
Providence District Information
(Westbranch Drive, pictured)
Dorr Avenue from Prosperity Avenue to Lee Highway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes.
Hartland Road from Lee Highway to Cul-de-sac: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes where space allows. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained.
Hilltop Road from Cedar Lane to Lee Highway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to restripe this road with a travel lane in each direction, a buffered bike lane in each direction, left turn lanes and on-street parking, where appropriate.
Jones Branch Drive from east of Westbranch Drive to Lincoln Way: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add a westbound bike lane and eastbound Sharrows (shared lane markings).
Merrilee Drive from Lee Highway to Halstead Drive: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to narrow the wide travel lanes to add bike lanes.
Old Lee Highway between Hilltop Road and Lee Highway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in the wider sections and Sharrows (shared lane markings) in the narrow sections. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained.
Porter Road between Lee Highway and Gallows Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to restripe the road with one travel lane and one bike lane in each direction, and a two way left turn lane in the center.
Prosperity Avenue between Hilltop Road and Halstead II Lane: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to restripe the road with one travel lane and one buffered bike lane in each direction, and a two way left turn lane in the center.
Providence Forest Drive between Gallows Road and Hartland Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to restripe the road with one travel lane and one buffered bike lane in each direction, and a two way left turn lane in the center. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained.
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.