VDOT has started the first round of mowing in Northern Virginia. I would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the crews who are hard at work mowing grass, pruning trees, cutting brush and removing litter.
Also, please watch for posted signs, slow-moving trucks, and crews along roadsides and in the median. Always keep a slow speed when in the area of the activity and move into the opposite lane where possible when approaching the work zones.
In addition to this round of mowing, roadsides along interstates, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads will see up to three more mowing times through October. Roadsides along low-volume primary and most secondary routes will be mowed twice between through late October. Roadsides along unpaved routes and low-volume subdivision streets will be mowed once through late October, unless safety regulations require further attention.
Through the fall, crews will continue to address safety issues where vegetation blocks sight as needed. Everyone is encouraged to report these locations at VDOT’s “report a road problem” page at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp.
Again, let’s make sure to give the crew some space while they are at work. I hope everyone has a wonderful spring season!