Transportation planning is guided by the County’s Comprehensive Plan and associated transportation planning documents. The Plan provides guidance in prioritizing funding and implementing County transportation projects.
County staff is responsible for updating the Transportation Chapter of the County’s Comprehensive Plan as well as developing the Six-Year Plans for primary and secondary roads, working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to identify transportation improvements necessary throughout the county, reviewing applications for consistency with the County’s planning documents, reviewing traffic impact analyses and working with residents to resolve transportation concerns in their area.
A total of seven projects are planned to be submitted for funding consideration under round 4 (FY 2022) of the Commonwealth of Virginia's SmartScale transportation funding program. The Planning Division prepared a project presentation and memo to the Board of Supervisors in April, 2020 which details the location, design, anticipated cost, and other pertinent information for each proposed project. Project scopes are developed in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
- Citizen Request Form*
- Transportation FAQ Brochure
- Transportation Committee
- Transportation Documents & Studies
- Traffic Impact Analysis
*See instructions at top of page regarding form completion.
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?
Contact the Fauquier County Public School Transportation Department for any request relating to public school activities. They can be contacted at 540-422-7240. Or visit: www.fcps1.org/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=113
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.
• Be constructed to VDOT standards, with all costs (which are generally very high) to bring the road up to VDOT standards being borne by the property owners, not VDOT or Fauquier County. For more information on VDOT standards visit: www.virginiadot.org/projects/ssr-rev.asp. For more information on acceptance into VDOT’s Secondary System visit: www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-2ndaryroads.asp
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.