News and Updates
Online Community Meeting Held March 10; Comment Period Closed March 24, 2021
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a virtual public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Providence District Wednesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Community members had the opportunity to learn about VDOT's repaving program, proposed striping changes and provide feedback.
- Watch: Providence District Paving and Restriping Meeting - March 10, 2021
- View: Providence District Paving and Restriping Presentation - March 10, 2021
The comment period for Providence District paving and restriping projects closed March 24, 2021.
- 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.
Providence District Information
(North Shore Drive, pictured)
Tobin Road from Woodburn Road to Beverly Drive: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in both directions. This proposal would maintain existing legal on-street parking on the north side of the street and would remove on-street parking on the south side.
Borge Street from Jermantown Road to the end of the street: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add parking lanes, bike lanes, and a center line to slow travel speeds and to improve access to the upcoming 66 Parallel Trail that will connect to Bushman Drive near the tennis courts. This proposal will maintain legal on-street parking on both sides of the road.
Bushman Drive from Blake Lane to Borge Street: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add an eastbound bike lane to improve access to the 66 Parallel Trail that will connect to Bushman Drive near the tennis courts. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained on both sides of the road.
Pimmit Drive from Leesburg Pike to Idyl Lane: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes where space permits. This proposal will maintain most legal on-street parking on both sides of the road but will remove on-street parking along the Idylwood Plaza frontage to improve road safety.
Idyl Lane from Pimmit Drive to Idylwood Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes in both directions. This proposal would maintain existing legal on-street parking on the east side and would remove on-street parking on the west side.
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.
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.