In each of the past several years, to catch up from years of neglect, VDOT committed
to a program of intense rehabilitation of a selected group of the most problematic gravel roads in Loudoun County. They named the specific gravel roads to be rehabilitated, and each road got an intense makeover in a short period of time–including brush and tree
trimming, ditch and culvert cleaning and rehabilitation, grading, graveling, rolling, and application of dust suppression materials.
This has allowed the most difficult of Loudoun’s rural gravel roads to be returned to a state of higher quality so that routine care would be sufficient to maintain the road. This has been a highly visible and successful program.
But this intense, all-at-once treatment tied up a lot of resources during a relatively brief amount of available maintenance time in the summer.
Now that most of the most difficult roads have received this care, starting this year, VDOT intends to continue the good program of care of our gravel roads, but stagger and spread out the care over more of the year to better balance needs with available resources. Problems and deficiencies will be attended to, and areas with special needs will receive more intense care, but it wont be done all at once on each road. We all hope this will continue to allow our old country roads to serve our needs, maintain their
historic character, and allow VDOT to preserve them better.
To support this effort, we urge you to inform all your members to make full use of the VDOT phone and web based system to report any issues or needs on your roads. This system allows you to easily enter the exact location and nature of the problem, to get feedback on progress, and to create a record so both problem areas and repair actions can be tracked. To use the system either call 1-800-FOR-ROAD or go to (my.vdot.virginia.gov). It works!!!