Algonkian District Road Repaving Announcement
From Suzanne Volpe’s newsletter
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has released its list of roads to be repaved this upcoming fiscal year (July1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). We are delighted that our efforts to advocate for the community have been yielding some fruit. This year, we have hit the bumper crop. Over 100 roads are scheduled to be repaved within the Algonkian District. The neighborhoods included are Cascades, Countryside, Great Falls Forest, Seneca Ridge and Sugarland Run. For clarity, VDOT is not repaving every road in each of these neighborhoods. Below is information on the specific areas to be repaved.
As you may remember, VDOT did not have a good repaving budget for more than a decade, so most of the roads in Northern Virginia needed to be repaved. In 2013, the General Assembly passed the “Transportation Package” (HB2313), which allocated additional funding for transportation, including maintenance. VDOT has been working diligently to repave as many roads as possible since they have received this additional funding. They have focused on roads that are in very bad shape and/or have not ever been repaved. (We have roads in our area, which are more than 40 years old, which have never been repaved.)
VDOT has the 2017 Pavement Project Status posted on their website at www.virginiadot.org under the Projects & Studies tab. Residents can visit their website and look at their specific neighborhood to review the roads scheduled to be repaved. This interactive map will be updated throughout the year, so residents can review the status of the repaving projects within their neighborhood. Please know that my office will work with local homeowner associations to provide any updates from VDOT, so residents will hopefully have advanced notice prior to work commencing in their specific neighborhood.