Part of S. West St. Closed Starting August 5

(Courtesy of the City of Falls Church)
(Courtesy of the City of Falls Church)

A roadbed reconstruction project on S. West Street officially starts in September, and a precursor to the project, which will repair part of the city’s stormwater facilities, begins on August 5, according to a press release from the City of Falls Church. Because of the project, which will last about two weeks, S. West Street will be closed at all times to traffic from Parker Street to Madison Lane, though local access will be permitted.

Also, access to driveways will be maintained and trash and recycling collection will take place as regularly scheduled. A detour will take drivers on Parker Street to Ellison Street to Madison Lane (see map above). Parking restrictions will be in place on Madison Lane and S. West Street.

The actual roadbed reconstruction project will last from September – November. Once finalized, a detailed schedule with detours and temporary traffic pattern changes will be delivered to affected residents and posted to the City’s website, the press release said.

According to the release, roadbed reconstruction will yield a greater return on investment for taxpayers than traditional paving. Finley Asphalt & Sealing will use a method called “full-depth reclamation,” which will help finish the project in an efficient manner and provide access to driveways more consistently, the release said. The project is being funded through the Capital Improvements Projects program.