Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Loudoun County Roads to be Mowed and Re-Paved

Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance crews are beginning their second round of mowing grass, trimming shrubs and removing litter along roadsides in Loudoun County and 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.

Roadsides off 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 andlow-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 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
VDOT press release.

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