The City of Falls Church’s Department of Public Works issued a public invitation for the community to learn more about the South West Street Road Reconstruction Project. City staff will host an informal community meeting on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. outside on Lanier Place at South West Street. The project will completely demolish and reconstruct the asphalt along the entire corridor, yielding a greater return on investment for taxpayers than traditional paving. The current asphalt pavement was installed directly on soil, and in some instances is only two inches thick. Because the existing pavement lacks the structural capacity and drainage layers appropriate for a street of this character, the pavement life is substantially diminished. The project will involve extended detours and will change the patterns of traffic through the surrounding neighborhoods.
The work is expected to last up to three months and will be completed by Labor Day weekend.