Ellenwood Drive Proposed Paving Public Meeting Held Feb. 28; Comment Deadline Closed March 7 at 12 Noon
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 on Ellenwood Drive between Arlington Boulevard and Route 29 in Fairfax (Providence District) on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Watch: Meeting Video
View: Meeting Presentation
In addition to bike lanes on Ellenwood Drive, FCDOT is proposing the addition of crosswalks at the following intersections:
- Ellenwood Drive and Jersey Drive
- Ellenwood Drive and the Arlington Boulevard Service Road
Community members are invited to learn about VDOT's repaving program, the proposed striping changes and crosswalk installations, and parking spot assignments. To reduce the paving backlog and take advantage of recent warmer winter weather, the anticipated start date for this particular project will take place in March. Because of this short turnaround, comments will be accepted at the meeting or via email using the feedback form below through 12 p.m.(noon) on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
- A public meeting to discuss paving and restriping projects in the Providence and Hunter Mill Districts has been scheduled for April 17. The meeting on Feb. 28 will focus only on the Ellenwood Drive project.
- 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).
- Striping-related comments (e.g., marked parking lanes, crosswalks, and/or sight distance issues due to parked vehicles) can be submitted electronically to FCDOT by using the feedback form link in the red box at the bottom of this page.
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.
In general, paving work is scheduled to begin in April and conclude in November, however, the Ellenwood Drive project may begin sooner to take advantage of warmer winter weather. 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.