News and Updates
Online Community Meeting Held March 16; Comment Period Closed March 30, 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 Springfield District on Tuesday, March 16, 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: Springfield District Paving and Restriping Meeting - March 16, 2021
- View: 2021 Springfield Paving Presentation
The comment period for Springfield District paving and restriping projects closed March 30, 2021.
- 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 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.
Springfield District Information
Bauer Drive from Old Keene Mill Road to Rolling Road: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes where space allows. All legal on-street parking will be maintained.
Hunter Village Drive between Old Keene Mill Road and north of Painted Daisy Drive: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to convert the existing shoulders to bike lanes where on-street parking is not needed. The slug parking will be maintained.
Lee Chapel Road between Old Keene Mill Road and Fairfax County Parkway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes by narrowing travel lanes.
Monument Drive from Monument Court to Fairfax County Parkway: VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to convert the underutilized outside travel lanes to calm travel speeds, improve the safety of pedestrian crossings and provide buffered bike lanes. Negative impacts to traffic operations are not expected due to low traffic volumes (pre-covid).
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.