VDOT Has No Plans for Road Improvement

As of this week, we have more fodder to support our argument. From VDOT:

Department of Transportation

14685 Avion Parkway

Chantilly, VA 20151

Dear Ms. Phillipson:

I have been asked to respond to your inquiry regarding the future plans for Colchester Road, Route 612. You did not indicate which property you were particularly concerned about, but the location, south of the Southern Railroad underpass, was clear

Please be advised that VDOT does not have any plans to improve this roadway. To the best of my knowledge, Fairfax County does not have any plans to upgrade this roadway either, as it is not slated for improvement in the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan.

I have traversed this section of road in the past and do recall that the overpass is very narrow and somewhat low by today’s standard. If any improvement were to be made, I would guess that the roadbed would be lowered, to provide more clearance for large vehicles. Raising the roadbed would only exacerbate this condition. It would also be difficult to obtain the necessary wetland permits.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the above address or by phone at 555-555-5555.


VDOT Guy 1, Manager

Land Development Section