News and Updates
Community Meeting Held March 15; Comment Period Closed March 29, 2021
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a virtual public meeting on proposed paving in the Mount Vernon District on Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Community members had the opportunity to learn about VDOT's repaving program, proposed striping changes and give feedback.
For those unable to attend the meeting, a recording of the session is available:
- Watch: Mount Vernon Paving and Restriping Meeting - March 15, 2021
- View: 2021 Mount Vernon Paving Presentation
The comment period for Mount Vernon District paving and restriping projects closed March 29.
- 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 2021 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
(North Shore Drive, pictured)
Cinderbed Road from Newington Road to the end of the road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes. This proposal includes repurposing underutilized travel lanes in sections where the road has more than two travel lanes.
Laurel Crest Drive/Dudley Drive from Hooes Road to Outlet Road/Golf Course Entrance: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to convert the existing shoulders to bike lanes where on-street parking is not needed or desired.
Old Richmond Highway from Huntington Ave to Richmond Highway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes. The proposal includes the removal of on-street parking on the south-east side of the street. Legal on-street parking will be maintained on the west side of the street.
Whernside Street from Telegraph Road to Pohick Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add a bike lane in one direction. All 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.
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.