Falls Church road crews began a series of pavement reconstruction projects on both the east and west ends of the City today, which are expected to last until mid-September. Affected areas on the east end include Roosevelt Blvd. from Wilson Blvd. to City limits at N. 11th Rd. and on the west end, the roads affected are Sycamore St., Walnut St., Pine St. and Lincoln Ave. from N. West to Sycamore St.
According to the City, these reconstruction projects are different from typical repaving and require more time to complete. On the west end of the city, the asphalt was installed directly over native soil which provides substandard structural and drainage capacity and resulted in a “substantially” diminished life cycle. On the west end, the project will look to repair weak and inconsistent base materials under Roosevelt Blvd. that have resulted in numerous potholes and pavement failures.
The City says west end project construction will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday though Friday, and work on each block will take about three to five days to complete. The project could possibly require complete road closures for non-local traffic with access to driveways provided as needed and maintained outside of work hours.
One lane will remain open during the Roosevelt Blvd. project and access to all properties will be maintained. Construction will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the northbound lane and 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the southbound lane.