Burke Road Curve improvement, Rolling Road VRE Station Parking Lot expansion, and Burke Rd traffic speed study Town Hall
When: Monday, June 18th, 7PM
Where: West Springfield Government Center, Community Room
6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA
“Burke Village” property owners,
The Fairfax County DoT and Springfield District Supervisor will conduct a town hall meeting on the Burke Curve Road construction project, a recently proposed VRE parking lot expansion construction project and a Burke Rd traffic speed study. The meeting is Monday, 18 Jun, 7PM at the District Supervisors Office.
The Burke Station Square Community Association (BSSCA) received a memo from Fairfax County DoT last Dec 2017 announcing the expansion to the VRE parking lot, primarily because the project proposes to access the BSSCA property. Until an announcement for a Town Hall mtg 18 Jun, this is the only official contact with the community. While the community has tried several times to meet with the county, there response has always been “We will have a town hall meeting to discuss the project”. The town hall meeting is now scheduled for 18 Jun at the Springfield District supervisor’s office at 7PM, Monday, 18 June.
Rolling Road Station VRE Parking Lot Expansion: More information on the VRE project to come, but there are several questions/concerns already raised by the community.
1. Project increases the parking by 38 spaces total, probably the amount to offset the Burke Rd on-street parking and parking in grass areas and this could be a good thing.
2. Does this project make parking along Burke Rd. in the area of the VRE illegal?
3. Will the expanded parking encourage additional commuters to use the Rolling Rd VRE stop and increase the traffic loading on Burke Rd as well as push overflow parking into the adjoining neighborhoods and communities
4. Where does the next increment of parking go once capacity of the proposed project is no longer adequate (what is the commuter catchment basin for the Rolling Rd VRE versus the Burke Center VRE where there is an underused parking garage?)
5. The curbing, additional traffic lanes, and surface runoff will place additional flow into the creek that flows through Burke Station Square and increase damage and erosion along the creek bed that burdens the civic association for maintenance, repair and upkeep.
6. How does this project relate to other projects along Burke Rd? (this is a major concern of the community during the Burke Curve project town hall meeting and is still not resolved by the county)
Update on Burke Curve Project: The County or Supervisor’s office has not provided any information on the Burke Curve project since the town hall meeting last Jun 17. There has been limited activity along the curve area – tree cutting, bamboo trimming and some electrical utility easement maintenance. The Burke Curve project and a Burke Rd traffic speed study will also be discussed. The community concerns on the proposed Burke Rd curve project from Jun 2017 are supposed to be addressed by Fairfax DoT and the Supervisor’s office.