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Update: Board Approves Parking Ban Along Neabsco Mills Road

Signs can be fabricated and installed in a few weeks.

Update: 3:40 p.m. the Board unanimously voted to approve a parking ban on Neabsco Mills Road. 

Original Post: 

Tuesday, the Board of County Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the adoption of a parking ban along Neabsco Mill Road. 

Originally, Virginia Department of Transportation did not recommend “no parking” signs along the road near Freedom High School and Woodbridge’s Northern Virginia Community College campus. According to a county document for Tuesday’s meeting, the county’s police department has received numerous inquiries asking for a “no parking” designation.

In order to get signs along the road, the board will need to adopt an ordinance that prohibits parking along the road near the NVCC campus.

In a background document, concerns regarding parking along the road are centered around tractor trailers and NVCC students at the Smoke Court intersection between NVCC and Dale Boulevard.

“The concern is that tractor trailers consistently park in this area obstructing the roadway and destroying the gravel shoulder. In addition, students from NVCC (typically 2-3) occasionally park in this area and walk along Neabsco Mills Road to and from the campus,” reads the document.

Vehicles , especially tractor trailers, parked along Neabsco Mills Road “has the potential to restrict the roadway width and inhibit safe travel,” writes Thomas Blaser, the county’s director of transportation in the background document. 

The board will vote on the parking ban in its 2 p.m. meeting on Tuesday. 

Walt Sullivan February 08, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Who is fabricating and installing the signs? I can. http://designermite.net/
Lauren Jost February 08, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Walt, the country transportation department's traffic safety team will be fabricating the signs in-house.
Lauren Jost February 08, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Hi Walt, I don't have that information. You could try contacting the Department of Transportation office at 703-792-6825 for further information.
Walt Sullivan February 08, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Thank you Lauren, sometimes I know that government agencies source out signage to local designers / sign shops. Might you have the location of the country transportation department's traffic safety team? That might be an interesting perspective to see how something like that is done through PWC. Thank you.
Bill February 14, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I believe the parking on Neabsco Mills Road is related to a campsite in the woods that is visible from Dale Blvd and Neabsco Mills Road. The parking along Neabsco Mills Road supports whatever activities are taking place at that camp site. I suspect the truck and cars will relocate to other places (the school, NVCC, Wegmans). Any idea what’s going on at the campsite?
Lauren Jost February 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Bill, I don't have information regarding camping in that area. If I do, I will post it. Thanks for your comment, Lauren
Scott M February 22, 2013 at 03:24 AM
does anyone know what is being built on neabsco mills road near freedom high school?
Scott M February 22, 2013 at 03:28 AM
i think that there was a homeless group camping out before the grading started.

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