Northern Virginia Paving Program
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has opened its 2021 paving season to resurface roads in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Arlington counties.
Reminder: Contract crews make every effort to adhere to schedules, but changes can occur due to weather, unforeseen issues with equipment, material availability or changes to other schedules. Crews will resume original resurfacing operations as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!
Click on a colored road segment and a pop-up will appear with details about resurfacing, including treatment type, location and contact information.
Pavement Treatment Types
Treatments are chosen based on a variety of factors, including the current pavement condition, the ride quality and the volume of traffic a road carries. Roads slated for resurfacing will receive one of the following treatments:
- A type of pavement sealant that consists of liquid asphalt, cement, lime, fine aggregates and water. It is applied as a thin layer over the existing surface.
- In order to give the new surface time to harden, drivers are shifted to other travel lanes or encouraged to use an alternate route for several hours.
- Learn more about slurry.
- This material is similar to slurry seal, although it is more durable and typically used on higher-volume routes.
Asphalt Paving (Plant Mix)
- Tar and gravel covered in a fine grade of stone to reduce the likelihood of pieces of gravel from being thrown from under car tires.
- Residents can typically use the road soon after the last application of gravel is applied.
Learn more about paving treatments and how they are selected.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will work begin on my street?
- Exact work dates are available about ten days prior to work beginning, as contractors set schedules based on personnel and equipment availability. Giving contractors this flexibility allows Virginia to secure paving work at a competitive price. In subdivisions, "no parking" signs with precise date information will be posted at least three business days prior to work starting.
What will happen? What will residents see, hear and observe?
- Residents can expect work vehicles in their neighborhood during the project. Motorists are asked to be alert to temporary traffic patterns. We may ask you temporarily relocate parked vehicles, basketball hoops or garbage cans while work is under way. Contractors are required to post "no parking" signs at least three business days prior to starting where on-street parking will be prohibited during paving work.
What are the work hours of this project?
- Work hours are usually limited to outside of rush hours. Crews typically work on neighborhood streets weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On other roads such as interstates and some primaries, work may occur overnight.