Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,
Rolling Road Widening Project – Now estimated to cost over $50 Million. Phase I will be the improvement of the intersection at Rolling Road (RR) and Old Keene Mill Road (OKMR) by adding a second left turn lane from northbound RR onto west bound OKMR, a dedicated right turn lane also from northbound RR onto east bound OKMR. The queue lanes for right and left turns from northbound RR are to be extended further south than what we now have and the traffic signal will have to be changed.
Phase II will be the actual widening of Rolling Road to two lanes northbound and two southbound along with left turn lanes, a raised median and curbside parking where it now exists. Left turn out of Ashford and Glover and left turns into those courts will no longer be possible once the project is completed. Overhead utility lines will not be buried as part of the project, but sound barriers / walls are included. A shared-use path will be included on the west side of RR to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) recently kicked in $11.1 Million matching funds which makes the project most definitely a “go”. Here’s the schedule taken from http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/rolling_road_widening.asp. There you can also find their briefing slides for more information about the project. If you are new to the village and have specific questions, send them to me (email@example.com) and I’ll do my best to get answers.
- Phase I Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Fall 2018
- Phase I Begin Utility Relocation - Spring 2019
- Phase I Advertise for Construction - Fall 2019
- Phase I Begin Construction - Fall 2019/Winter 2020
- Phase I Construction Completion - Fall 2020
- Phase II Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Winter 2019
- Phase II Begin Utility Relocation - Winter 2020
- Phase II Advertise for Construction - Summer 2022
- Phase II Begin Construction - Fall 2022
- Phase II Construction Completion - Fall 2024
Mosquito Control – thanks to all who responded to our FaceBook Group posting and the enews. Here’s a summary of responses: make sure your gutters are draining after rain; replace as needed. Recommended products: Wondercide, Cedarcide PCO Pest Control Concentrate and Spartan Mosquito. Recommended Services: Image Works, New Earth Landscaping and Mosquito Joe’s.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Preschool - A developmental, Christian preschool for children two and a half to five years old. Designated Music Teacher and Math/Science Teacher. Weekly Chapel services, lunch bunch and enrichment classes.
Openings in classes for two, three and four year old children. Visit www.preschool.standrews.net. For more information contact Jeanne Jones (Vancouver Road) at 703/455-8458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Note – My daughter, Katrina Cooley attended St. Andrew’s Pre School. We found the school to be early motivation and enrichment in her education.
Contractor Recommendation – Jay Lin had just returned from a west coast vacation and discovered that his TV did not have power. Jay searched for a nearby electrician and found David Little and his electrical business (LQ Contracting). David looked at my issue and found that the fuse did its thing. Apparently, the outside outlet (which is on the same circuit as my A/V) shorted and started an outside fire. Thankfully, the fuse popped and limited the fire. David was able to fix it within an hour. Glad I called him and will use him again for any other electrical issue around my house. David Little’s Cell is 703/398-8496. Email: email@example.com. His website is: www.lqcontracting.net.
Free Concerts in the Park – District Supervisor Pat Herrity announced the inaugural summer season of Springfield Nights! These free concerts will feature a wide array of well-known bluegrass, pop, rock and R&B music and artists. Pat also wants to showcase the talented Fairfax County high school musicians who will open each show! Our setting is beautiful Burke Lake Park every Wednesday from 11 July to 15 August at 7:00 PM.
- 11 July - Randy Thompson Band (Americana/Roots Rock)
- 18 July - The David Kitchen Band (Pop/Rock)
- 25 July - The Johnny Artis Band (R&B)
- 1 August - Ruthie & the Wranglers (American Roots)
- 8 August - The Colin Thompson Band (Blues/Rock)
- 15 August - Dr. FU (Rock/Cover Band)
The atmosphere will be informal so bring a picnic dinner, blankets, your dog, and lawn chairs and relax with friends and family. Beer and food will be available for purchase; 2 Silos Brewery is bringing Rosie the Beer Truck.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Volunteers are always welcome! For more information, please contact Supervisor Herrity’s office at 703/451-8873. For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call the HOTLINE at 703/324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time.
The Cardinal Flyer - Below are just a few of the articles featured in Tim Royster's July newsletter:
Best Backyard BBQ Ever: How to Make It Happen - Nothing says summer more invitingly than steaks sizzling on the grill. Whether it’s a small family gathering or a fabulous shindig, when you start up the grill, you have an instant party. How can you make sure your culinary creations are a hit? Read the full article.
Prepping Your Home for Sale: Get the Most Bang for Your Buck - Every seller wants to maximize his or her profit. Partnering with a real estate agent is a great start. Homeowners can further increase their bottom line with a few simple steps. To get the most out of your house, complete the following before you list. Read the full article.
Reduce Waste with These Food Storage Hacks - One of the best ways to manage your grocery budget is to store your food properly. Start with the fridge. Read the full article.
Village West Swimming Pool News:
Family Yoga at the Pool starts this Thursday, July 5, 7-8 PM, and will run weekly through July (at least). Members $5 individual/$15 family, nonmembers $10 individual/$30 family. Our grassy area is quite shady at this time of the evening. Join us, have a nice stretch, and meet some neighbors!
Lasagna Dinner at the Pool will be held this Saturday, July 7. Adult meals are $8, kids are $4, wine is $2. There are seatings at 5, 6 and 7 PM. Your best bet is to reserve in advance here, but we will also take walk-ins. This is a nice community event that helps our swim team raise funds, mainly for equipment. An inexpensive dinner out - and you don't even have to leave the neighborhood!
Stay cool; be safe.