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Reston North Park-and-Ride Lot Closed This Weekend and Next

by Karen Goff — August 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm 3 Comments

Reston North Lot/Courtesy VDOTOver the next two weekends crews will complete maintenance and improvements to the Reston North/Wiehle Avenue park-and-ride lot.

That’s the long,skinny lot near the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Isaac Newton Square.

Here is the schedule, weather permitting:

  • This weekend (Aug. 27 and 28), crews will rope off sections of the lot to cut vegetation for better parking and aisle access.
  • The lot will be closed entirely from 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 through 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 in order to refresh pavement markings and make signage improvements.

About 35 new signs will be installed, with existing signs replaced, removed or relocated to designate legal and illegal parking, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a release.

The lot will also be increasing its capacity. Pavement markings throughout the lot will be refreshed, with some reconfigured to add six additional spaces. The new lot capacity will be 340.

The lot formerly served as parking for buses that would take commuters to Metro Stations at Vienna and West Falls Church. It now serves as free parking for the 300+ commuters who arrive early enough to find a space there instead of in the pay ($4.85 daily) garage adjacent to the 3,000-space Wiehle-Reston East station. It sees few cars on weekends as parking in the garages is free on those days.

Photo courtesy VDOT

  • anon

    So VDot is investing tax money in repaving a lot people don’t pay for? Why should taxpayers subsidize this lucky 340 people? If the garage costs $4.85, charge them $4.75 and let that money pay for expensive pavement and the opportunity cost of leaving this land undeveloped (hopefully just for now).

    • anon2

      Likewise: Instead of people using the toll road, some people use Sunrise Valley Dr for free. So VDot is investing tax money on Sunrise. Those people who use Sunrise should be charged 90 cents and let that money pay for expensive pavement.

    • Quib

      I don’t use the lot but I appreciate that other people do and it doesn’t bother me. I am sure I use things that others don’t. Lot paving is less than dime on my tax bill.

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