• Online Providence District paving and restriping meeting set for March 10.
  • Bike lanes planned for Tobin Road, Bushman Drive, Pimmit Drive, and Idyl Lane.

Screen Shot 2020 02 29 at 9.08.14 AM 300x289 - 2021 Providence District Paving and RestripingIt’s that time of year again! The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) are starting the annual series of virtual public meeting on proposed paving and restriping changes in Fairfax County.  FABB encourages Providence District riders to participant in the first meeting focusing on their district, which is set for this Wednesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to Speak Up! and help improve the VDOT repaving program. Your suggestions and ideas are important because the county uses the VDOT program to implement the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan, which includes the bike infrastructure found in the Bicycle Master Plan.

The proposals for Providence District this year will include new biking facilities for:

  • Tobin Road from Woodburn Road to Beverly Drive:  Adds bike lanes in both directions.
  • Borge Street from Jermantown Road to the end of the street:  Adds bike lanes, parking lanes, and a center line to slow travel speeds and improve access to the upcoming 66 Parallel Trail that will connect to Bushman Drive near the tennis courts.
  • Bushman Drive from Blake Lane to Borge Street:  Adds an eastbound bike lane to improve access to the 66 Parallel Trail that will connect to Bushman Drive.
  • Pimmit Drive from Leesburg Pike to Idyl Lane: Adds bike lanes “where space permits.” [This sounds like an area that need significant input for local bikers.]
  • Idyl Lane from Pimmit Drive to Idylwood Road: Adds bike lanes in both directions.

Register online here to participate in the virtual meeting. If you are new to Webex, the meeting platform, find instruction for its use here. You also can participate by phone by dialing 1-844-621-3956 and entering this access code: 129 380 2412.

For those who cannot attend the meeting on March 10, a video of the presentation will be available after the event.Comments can be submitted electronically to FCDOT through March 24, 2021.

Check out 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.

 

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