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June 30, 2015



KINGSTOWNE VILLAGE PARKWAY PAVING BEGINS JULY 7
New striping for bike lanes from Hayfield to Beulah


ALEXANDRIA—The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin paving the entire three-mile length of Kingstowne Village Parkway, from South Van Dorn Street to Beulah Street, on July 7, weather permitting.

Drivers can expect daytime lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The work is expected to take about five weeks to complete.

During the repaving and restriping, crews will add a bicycle lane in each direction in place of one travel lane between Hayfield Road and Beulah Street. This “road diet” practice has been used successfully on several roads in northern Virginia, where in certain locations elements such as left-turn lanes and bicycle lanes can replace travel lanes to help reduce speeding, improve mobility for cyclists, and increase safety for all users.

Kingstowne Village Parkway is one of about 20 road segments receiving bicycle enhancements during this year’s surfacing and restriping. VDOT’s traffic engineers partnered with county staff to identify segments that were scheduled for paving and would be ideal for improvements such as road diets, bike lanes and sharrows. See more details.

See a complete list of this year’s planned enhancements.

This work is part of VDOT Northern Virginia’s $168 million paving program this year.

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