• 2020 Providence District paving and restriping plans include bike improvements on sections of nine streets!
  • Show your support and share your ideas at March 18 public meeting on program.

Jones Branch Drive

FABB members and other bicyclists in Providence District can show their support for more and better bike infrastructure at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) public meeting on the 2020 paving and restriping program scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria of Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, in Falls Church. Local riders and other interested residents will have the opportunity to learn about VDOT’s repaving program, proposed striping changes to add bike facilities, and general traffic safety concerns.

We are excited about all of the proposed bike infrastructure additions in the Providence district:

  • Bike lanes will be added to Dorr Avenue from Prosperity Avenue to Lee Highway.
  • Where space allows on Hartland Road from Lee Highway to Cul-de-sac, VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to add bike lanes while maintaining existing legal on-street parking.
  • Hilltop Road from Cedar Lane to Lee Highway will get a buffered bike lane in each direction along with left turn lanes and on-street parking, where appropriate.
  • A westbound bike lane and eastbound sharrow will be added to Jones Branch Drive from east of Westbranch Drive to Lincoln Way.
  • On Merrilee Drive from Lee Highway to Halstead Drive ¬†VDOT and FCDOT are proposing to narrow the wide travel lanes to add shoulders for an upcoming autonomous shuttle pilot project, which will be converted to bike lanes after the pilot ends.
  • Bike lanes and sharrows are planned for Old Lee Highway between Hilltop Road and Lee Highway while existing legal on-street parking will be maintained.
  • Porter Road between Lee Highway and Gallows Road will get a bike lane in each direction.
  • Buffered bike lanes in each direction are planned for Prosperity Avenue between Hilltop Road and Halstead II Lane and for Providence Forest Drive between Gallows Road and Hartland Road. Existing legal on-street parking will be maintained.

Please plan now to attend and provide input on the roads scheduled for paving and restriping changes. For residents who cannot attend the meetings in person, the meeting presentation will be available on the Providence District paving and restriping page after March 18. You can submit your comments online on the same page through April 1.

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