Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New bike lanes on Kingstowne Village Parkway

New bike lanes will soon be striped on Kingstowne Village Parkway as part of VDOT's summer repaving schedule. Thanks to everyone who supported the project and thanks to VDOT for using this opportunity to create dedicated space for cyclists while making the road safer for everyone, at no additional cost. See our earlier coverage of meetings to discuss this project.

 From VDOT's news release:

New striping for bike lanes from Hayfield to Beulah

Image from VDOT
ALEXANDRIA—The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin paving the entire three-mile length of Kingstowne Village Parkway, from South Van Dorn Street to Beulah Street, on July 7, weather permitting.

Drivers can expect daytime lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The work is expected to take about five weeks to complete.

During the repaving and restriping, crews will add a bicycle lane in each direction in place of one travel lane between Hayfield Road and Beulah Street. This “road diet” practice has been used successfully on several roads in northern Virginia, where in certain locations elements such as left-turn lanes and bicycle lanes can replace travel lanes to help reduce speeding, improve mobility for cyclists, and increase safety for all users.

Kingstowne Village Parkway is one of about 20 road segments receiving bicycle enhancements during this year’s surfacing and restriping. VDOT’s traffic engineers partnered with county staff to identify segments that were scheduled for paving and would be ideal for improvements such as road diets, bike lanes and sharrows. See more details.

This work is part of VDOT Northern Virginia’s $168 million paving program this year.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova



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