Joan Morris 703-259-1799

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


July 27, 2010

Crews to pave 373 lane miles in northern Virginia by Dec. 1

CHANTILLY—Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance crews are beginning their second round of mowing grass, trimming shrubs and removing litter along roadsides in northern Virginia.  In addition, VDOT has also scheduled $43 million for resurfacing, patching and guardrail repairs over the next four months.

Mowing Schedule

Earlier this year, VDOT set mowing priorities and schedules for all state-maintained roads, to begin in early May and continue through the fall.  This year’s schedule in northern Virginia remains similar to last summer, when mowing cycles on most routes were reduced from previous years and the length of time between mowings was extended where possible.

“Crews will mow as frequently as needed at any location where sight distance could be impeded,” said Morteza Salehi, VDOT district administrator for northern Virginia. “We will ensure that drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists have a safe view of their route.”

Roadsides of interstates, primary roads and high-volume secondary routes are scheduled to be mowed three times this year: in May, in July or August, and in September or October. Crews will also remove litter during these times, and mow up to 18 feet from the pavement’s edge or to the center of the adjacent ditch.

Right-of-way beside low-volume secondary roads is being mowed once in July and once in October, and will be cut up to nine feet from the pavement’s edge.

Along unpaved roads and low-volume subdivision streets, crews will mow grass once, in late July, unless safety issues require more frequent attention. These routes will be mowed up to nine feet from the road’s edge.

Paving Schedule

This year, VDOT is spending $43 million to repave 373 lane miles of primary roads in northern Virginia.  The expenditure also includes patching and guardrail repair.

In 2011, VDOT plans to spend $110 million on repaving, guardrail upgrades, preventive maintenance and patching.

The following roads will be paved in Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax counties:

Arlington County

  • Route 27 east from Route 244 to bridge over Joyce Street
  • Route 27 from ramp to I-395 HOV lanes
  • Route 29 from Key Bridge to I-66 ramp
  • Route 29 from Falls Church city limits to I-66
  • Route 110 West from 12th Street to I-395
  • Route 120 (Glebe Road) from I-395 to Route 1
  • Route 124 from Lee Highway to I-66 bridge
  • Route 237 from Glebe Road to Fairfax Drive
  • Route 237 from Lee Highway to Longfellow
  • Route 309 from Little Falls Road to 22nd Street

Loudoun County

  • Route 7 West from Williams Gap Road to Clark County line
  • Route 7 East from Clark County Line to Route 1330
  • Route 7 West from Route 287 to Route 719
  • Route 15 from Howser Road to Prince William County line
  • Route 28 from Route 846 to Route 7
  • Route 50 from Route 611 to beginning of dual lanes
  • Route 7 Bypass from Frontage 823 to Bridge over Route 15
  • Route 9 from West Va. Line to Route 671
  • Route 15 from Route 658 to bridge into Maryland
  • Route 50 from Route 623 to Route 611
  • Route 50 East at Loudoun County Parkway
  • Route 50 West from Route 621 to Broad Run bridge

Prince William County

  • Route 29 from end of four-lanes to Groveton
  • Route 123 from Route 1 to Devils Reach Road
  • Route 215 from Glenkirk Road to Sudley Manor Drive
  • Route 234 North Business from I-66 ramp to Sudley Manor Drive
  • Route 234 South from Independent Hill Drive to Walton Drive
  • Route 234 South from Purcell Road to Walton Drive
  • Route 394 from Prince William County line to Upper Ridge Road

Fairfax County

  • Route 29 South from I-66 to New Braddock Road
  • Route 29 from Pickwick Road to I-66
  • Route 29 from I-66 to Bull Run Post Office Road
  • Route 29 from Nutley Street to Fairfax City line
  • Route 29 South from Bull Run Post Office Road to Prince William County line
  • Route 50 from Stringfellow Road to Route 28
  • Route 123 South from Fairfax City limits to Living Savior Church
  • Route 123 North from Middlegate Drive to Fairfax City limits
  • Route 123 from Burke Center Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway bridge
  • Route  123 North from Lee Chapel road to Burke Lake Road
  • Route 123 North from Burke Lake Road to Fairfax County Parkway
  • Route 123 South from Burke Centre Parkway to Flora Lee
  • Route 193 from Route 7 to Springvale Road
  • Route 193 from Chain Bridge Road to Dolly Madison Boulevard
  • Route  193 West from Route 7 to end of divided highway
  • Route 193 from Dead Run Drive to Chain Bridge Road
  • Route 1 from Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway to Mount Eagle Drive
  • Route 1 from Backlick Road to Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway
  • Route 7 West from Dawes Avenue to Columbia Pike
  • Route 235 from G.W. Parkway to Route 1
  • Route 241 from Telegraph Road to Route 1
  • Route 244 West from Little River Turnpike to Linconia Road
  • Route 7 East from Difficult Run Bridge to Dulles Toll Road
  • Route 28 South from Route 50 to .62 mile south of Route 50
  • Route 28 North from Route 50 to .45 mile south of West Ox  Road


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.

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