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