Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
April 7, 2016
1,300 LANE MILES SLATED FOR PAVING IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
View treatment, progress of paving and other info online
FAIRFAX—While pothole-patching crews continue in force to improve rides for drivers in northern Virginia, there is more good news in store: Paving season is underway, and over the next year, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to resurface almost 1,300 lane miles of roads in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties.
The $168 million worth of paving planned across northern Virginia includes 21 lane miles of interstates, almost 164 lane miles of primary routes as well as extensive paving on secondary roads and neighborhood streets of almost 832 lane miles. Crews are also extending the life of more than 264 lane miles with preventative maintenance such as latex and sealing. Most of the work currently scheduled will be complete by the end of 2016, with some contracts extending through summer 2017.
What drivers and residents can expect
Motorists are asked to be alert to lane closures and temporary traffic patterns. Work hours are usually limited to outside of rush hours. Crews typically work in residential areas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
In subdivisions, no-parking signs with schedule information are posted at least three business days prior to work beginning.
New web page shows paving progress
Beginning this year, residents and drivers can also get specific information about the status of paving projects at www.virginiadot.org/novapaving.
The online map shows the current progress of the paving program, including:
- Northern Virginia road segments scheduled to be paved this year
- Whether roads scheduled for paving (red) are in progress (green), completed (blue), or postponed (black)
- Details on the specific type of pavement treatment, expected completion date, contractor, and construction manager’s contact information (by clicking on a road segment).
The map will be updated weekly as roads are completed.
The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains about 13,000 lane miles in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
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Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.