Virginia Department Of Transportation (VDOT) Streets
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for clearing snow and ice on the following streets located within Burke Centre. If your street is found on this list, you may contact VDOT at (703) 383-VDOT (8368) with any questions you have related to snow plowing, sanding or salting. Stay informed this winter at vdotplows.org.
VDOT Maintained Streets in the Commons Neighborhood
VDOT Maintained Streets in the Landings Neighborhood
VDOT Maintained Streets in the Oaks Neighborhood
VDOT Maintained Streets in the Ponds Neighborhood
VDOT Maintained Streets in the Woods Neighborhood
HOW NEIGHBORHOODS ARE ASSIGNED AND PLOWED BY VDOT
In Northern Virginia, VDOT clears 16,000 subdivision streets. Typically, crews begin plowing when two inches has fallen. Main thoroughfares in subdivisions are repeatedly plowed during a storm. Once the storm has stopped and those roads are clear, crews work to make residential streets and cul-de-sacs passable.
A neighborhood street is considered passable when a path is drivable (with caution) for an average passenger vehicle. The road will not be cleared curb-to-curb or to bare pavement, and may remain snow-packed, uneven and rutted, especially if there is refreeze. Chemicals are not typically used in subdivisions, but crews will sand hills, curves and intersections as needed to provide traction.
For most storms, one snowplow pass, about eight to ten feet wide, is made. Local roads are divided among about 600 “snow maps” assigned to plow drivers. These maps are reviewed each year for hotspots, schools, police stations, hospitals and bus stops. About 350 of these maps are for Fairfax County alone. Once drivers complete a minimum of one pass on the roads in a map, they report that the route is complete.
VDOT judges subdivisions complete through processed snow maps, resident call volume, AVL and VDOT staff monitors. While VDOT does not remove snow from sidewalks or trails, crews are asked to be mindful of pushing large amounts of snow onto these and driveways. Especially in major storms, it is often an unintended consequence of making roads passable.
shoveling driveways, residents should shovel to the right facing the road, and
leave the last few feet at the curb until the street is plowed, as the truck
will push some snow back. Also, park in driveways or on the odd-numbered side
of the street to allow plows room to pass.
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