Community Meeting Slated on Safety Improvements to Reston Street Design

by RestonNow.com March 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm 11 Comments

FCDOT Safety Improvements Public Meeting

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has scheduled a community meeting later this month to discuss proposed safety improvements.

According to FCDOT, “road diets” — converting an existing four-lane undivided roadway segment to a three-lane segment consisting of two through-lanes and a center two-way left-turn lane — are being proposed near Tall Oaks Village Center and on Colts Neck Road between Glade Drive and Sunrise Valley Drive.

In addition, bicycle infrastructure improvements are proposed for North Shore Drive, from Ring Road to Wiehle Avenue. Two options are under review:

  • Keep existing parking but narrow travel lanes to add bike lanes or shared-lane markings
  • Restrict on-street parking to one-side of the street from Ivy Oak Square to Wiehle Avenue, add bike lanes in both directions for this segment; keep existing parking from Ivy Oak Square to Ring Road, and narrow travel lanes to add bike lanes and shared-lane markings.

The narrowing of travel lanes, in the effort to reduce speeding and add bike lanes, is also being proposed on Twin Branches Road between Lawyers Road and South Lakes Drive, as well as on Colts Neck Road between Reston Parkway and Glade Drive. The addition of crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety on Colts Neck Road is also in the proposal.

According to FCDOT, the proposed improvements are limited to changes that can be made with roadway striping as part of the repaving process.

The meeting will be held Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Dogwood Elementary School (12300 Glade Drive).

  • JoeInReston

    Is my browser acting funny or have comments been disabled in the article after this article, “An Open Letter to the Community Regarding Reston Town Center’s Paid Parking Initiative” ( https://www.restonnow.com/2017/03/03/an-open-letter-to-the-community-regarding-reston-town-centers-paid-parking-initiative/ ) ?

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    • Restonian

      People have started replying to the “Open Letter” in the Friday Morning Notes column.

  • 30yearsinreston

    About time
    We need to keep the RA ‘architectural review board’ aesthetic police out of the process
    They have stymied safe lighting in Reston on previous occasions. Their last objection was because they didn’t like the lamposts and the color of the lights
    In the meantime, it is impossible to walk after dark

    • Tammi Petrine

      This meeting is about bike lanes; nothing about lighting…

  • 30yearsinreston

    They should restrict parking between Temporary road and village drive
    Parking from ParcReston apartments and construction in RTC obstructs the road and obstructs the sight lines
    While they are at it, the Temporary road intersection needs to be realigned
    When a vehicles is making a right hand turn onto Norh Shore, the oncoming traffic from North Shore is totally obscured
    An accident waiting to happen

  • Mike M

    It’s about time we punished those evil drivers!
    Really, people. This is just going to get stupider and stupider until Hudgins and Bulova get tossed out on their ear.

  • Scott

    The road diet on colts neck is a no-brainer. The Bike Lanes, after attending the county’s meeting on them….Not so much.
    The sentence “if we add Bike Lanes, more people will bike” was said on numerous occasions. As if, competent adults are unable to navigate suburban streets like Glade and Twin Branches. Thanks Super smart local govt do-gooders!! #LeslieKnope

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Bike lanes and a pedestrian path are desperately needed on Fox Mill Road between Reston Parkway and Fairfax County Parkway. Right now it’s just two slightly hilly lanes of road, no shoulders or medians, most of the way.

    I’ve heard they’re in the works, but not sure how far out. Any update on this?

  • kcowing

    Given the fact that 50% or more of the people driving through the North Shore/Ring Road intersection with out stopping for the stop sign, you can expect more bike accidents.


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