Saturday, June 25, 2016

Newly Paved Shoulder on Franklin Farm Road

VDOT recently repaved Franklin Farm Road from Centreville Rd to West Ox Rd. As part of the project, wide paved shoulders were created. The road was an OK bike route before the paving, but the shoulder was in poor condition and the width varied greatly. Now there is a relatively wide paved shoulder in very good condition.

However, where the road intersects with side streets with curb and gutter, the shoulder disappears. We are told that VDOT had funding only for repaving, not reconstructing curb and gutter at these intersections. We've asked that the modifications be added to the project list. At these locations cyclists will need to merge into the travel lane, which can be a difficult maneuver when traffic is heavy.

Thanks to VDOT and Fairfax Co for improving bike conditions on this road. Let's hope there will be funds in the near future to improve the intersections which will greatly improve this route.

Here's a before and after comparison of a section of the road just west of Fairfax Co Parkway:

Franklin Farm Rd before repaving
Franklin Farm Rd after repaving
This is what one of the curb and gutter intersections looks like:

Franklin Farm Rd at Tuckaway Dr

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