Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Mount Vernon District Paving and Restriping

News and Updates

Community Meeting Held Feb. 12; Comment Period Open through March 2, 2018

VDOT and FCDOT held a public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in the Mount Vernon District on Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center.

Community members are invited to give feedback on general traffic safety concerns regarding roads scheduled for repaving and the proposed striping changes  by submitting comments online. Please note that no additional roads can be added to the paving schedule at this time; any suggestions for new paving and restriping changes will be saved for future planning.

 

Background

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled several roads in the Mount Vernon District for repaving in 2018. The paving will take place starting in April and concluding in November 2018. 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.

See VDOT’s interactive paving map for more information on road specific project status and contact information, which is updated weekly during the paving season.

* Projects may need to be postponed to 2019 due to inclement weather or other reasons.
 

Additional Information


Proposed striping changes in the Mount Vernon District include wider shoulders and buffered bike lanes on Hooes Road; bike lanes on Richmond Highway; sharrows and bike lanes on Pole Road; buffered bike lanes on Pohick Road, Telegraph Road and Armistead Road; and sharrows and buffered bike lanes on Frye Road.
 

West Mount Vernon District Information

Armistead Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing a road redesign of Armistead Road. The proposed design includes a travel lane in each direction, dedicated left turn lanes and buffered bike lanes. The existing shoulder will remain. Learn more about the benefits of redesigning roads with the goal of creating complete streets.


Hooes Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to widen the shoulders on Hooes Road between Fairfax County Parkway and Lorton Road. Between Lorton Road and Route 123, the proposed design includes a travel lane in each direction, dedicated left turn lanes and buffered bike lanes.


Pohick Road

As recommended by the Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to upgrade the existing wide shoulder to bicycle lanes. Where space allows, a striped buffer will be placed between the travel lane and the bike lanes to increase safety and comfort of people on bicycles.


Richmond Highway (Between East of Pohick Road and West of Armistead Road)

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to convert the wide outside lanes into travel lanes with bike lanes, which will connect to the existing bike lanes east of Pohick Road.


Telegraph Road (Between Whernside Street and the Fairfax County Parkway)
FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to upgrade the existing bike lanes to buffered bike lanes to provide additional space between bicycles and cars. The extra space will make both cycling and driving more comfortable.

 

East Mount Vernon District Information

Pole Road

Hinson Farm RoadIn response to community concerns about road safety and speeding, FCDOT and VDOT are proposing striping a westbound bike lane on Pole Road between Jeff Todd Way and the Dogue Creek crossing, as well as adding a striped parking lane on the south side of Pole Road between Jeff Todd Way and east of Woodlawn Gable Drive, with sharrows in the eastbound travel lane between Jeff Todd Way and Dogue Creek. Sharrows are pavement markings that indicate a shared travel lane for bicycles and cars. The proposal would add bike lanes in both directions between Dogue Creek and where the road narrows east of Plantation Drive, as well as sharrows between there and Frye Road. The number of existing on-street parking spaces will remain the same. (Pictured: Hinson Farm Road)


Frye Road

FCDOT and VDOT are proposing to add buffered bike lanes and a center turn lane on Frye Road between Richmond Highway and Manor Drive, and sharrows in both directions between Manor Drive and Pole Road. The number of existing on-street parking spaces will remain the same.

Resources


Complete Street
Complete Streets: Getting Safely to Work, School, Shops and Play

Bike infrastructure is an essential element of a complete street. Learn more about the concept of complete streets, and how bicycle lanes benefit people who drive, bicycle or walk alike.

 

 

Bike Lane Brochure
A Driver's Guide to Bike Lanes in Fairfax County

Throughout Fairfax County, bike lanes are connecting neighborhoods to parks, shops, transit and jobs. Read on to learn more about bike lanes and safety interacting with people who are cycling.

 

 


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