How do I obtain a Transportation Committee Citizen Request Form?
To obtain a Transportation Committee Citizen Request Form, please call 540-422-8210 or go online at: www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments-a-g/community-development/planning/long-range-planning/transportation. Forms should be emailed to: Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Community Development. The Transportation Committee meets as needed, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; the Committee sets the schedule at the first meeting of the year. Typically, the Committee meets in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of the Warren Green Building at 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, VA. 20186
How do I have a School Bus Stop Ahead or other school related sign added to my road?
I want a sign (Watch for Children, Deer, or other advisory sign) installed on my street, what should I do?
Submit a Transportation Committee Citizen Request Form to Fauquier County Community Development. County staff will be in contact about the appropriate Transportation Committee meeting to attend. If recommended by the committee, the request will be sent to VDOT. Final VDOT approval will depend on the circumstances involving the sign.
How can I get the speed limit lowered on my street?
Often the problem with vehicles traveling at excessive speeds isn’t due to posted speed limits, but rather to speed limit enforcement. If this is the case, contact the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department at 540-422-8600. If the posted speed limit is the issue, then a request for change must be made to the Transportation Committee using the Citizen Request Form. County staff place the request on an upcoming Transportation Committee agenda. If requested by the Transportation Committee, VDOT will conduct a study to determine the speed for the road. This study, which compares the road to established VDOT criteria, takes 90 to 120 days to complete. VDOT will then report back to the Transportation Committee with its findings. Please be advised that speed limits are based on strictly adhered to VDOT criteria. For more information on VDOT’s speed limits visit: www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-speedlimits.asp
I live on a private street and would like it to be maintained by VDOT, what should I do?
To meet the minimum requirements, which does not guarantee the street will be accepted in the Secondary Road System, it must:
• Have sufficient right-of-way, generally 50 feet, or all property owners must be willing to voluntarily donate any needed right-of-way.
How do I get the gravel VDOT road I live on paved?
First, consider that gravel roads are a part of the rural character of Fauquier County and a paved road may invite more traffic. The road must have sufficient right-of-way, generally 50 feet, or all property owners must be willing to donate the necessary right-of-way. If the road meets this requirement, then a request for paving must be made through the Transportation Committee, which makes its recommendations each spring on additions to the County’s Six-Year Plan to the Board of Supervisors. The Board makes the final decision on alterations to the Six-Year Plan. Keep in mind funding is very limited, and paving projects can take years to complete. The Rural Rustic Program is a less expensive option for roads with lower traffic levels. To learn more visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/info/ resources/RuralRusticProgram.pdf Requests for VDOT road maintenance such as paving potholes should be directed to VDOT at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or visit: www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp.
Who is responsible for maintaining roads in the County?
Unless they are private, Fauquier County's roads are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Requests for VDOT road maintenance such as paving potholes should be directed to VDOT at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or visit: www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp.