Upcoming Closures - Cedar Lane Bridge & Metrorail
Starting on or about May 15, 2020, Cedar Lane bridge will be closed for approximately six months while it is rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. More details can be found at Transform 66 Outside the Beltway: outside.transform66.org/CedarLane.
In addition, WMATA recently announced that orange line stations in Fairfax County, to include Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church and East Falls Church, will be closed for expanded construction activities beginning May 23, 2020.
For Community Input - Resident and Visitor Parking Policy
Over the past several months, the Dunn Loring Village (DLV) Board of Directors has been working to update the existing community policy concerning parking. This is a direct result of resident recommendations and input.
Since parking is owned by the Association for common use and enjoyment of its members, we are releasing a final draft policy for you, as residents, to review and provide any final feedback. In addition to re-stating and clarifying the existing parking policy, we have added a section governing visitor parking, as well as a section with definitions, so that we have a common understanding of the various elements in the policy. We recognize that this policy has the potential to impact you, and your guests, and hope it addresses your concerns. Please be mindful that we have a large community (229 homes) and, therefore, some significance in differing opinions. We did our best to find middle ground.
If you have any comments or feedback that you would like the Board of Directors to consider, please send an email to tshoefstall[email protected] by Tuesday, May 12. The draft policy can be found under the “Owners Only” section.
New website domain name
The Dunn Loring Village website is now at www.dlvhoa.com.
Trees near I-66
Due to the possibility of hazardous trees, please use extreme caution and, if possible, avoid use of the walking path that runs adjacent to I-66.
As many of you are aware, FAM, the construction company hired by VDOT to expand I-66, has excavated a significant portion of the berm that buffered the community from the highway. Several trees have since fallen and there is a risk that more could fall in the future.
Last Friday, members of the DLV Board of Directors and a certified arborist walked the property to ascertain the damage and potential risk. A number of trees will likely need to be removed to ensure the safety of members of the community, but this will take time to fully resolve.
Therefore, we urge residents to exercise extreme caution and/or avoid use of the walking path that runs alongside I-66.
Winter assessments were mailed in January and are due no later than February 28, 2020.
Please not NOT put recycling in plastic bags or put plastic bags in the recycling. This results in otherwise recyclable materials being diverted to trash at the recycling plant to prevent sorting machine damage by plastic bags. Plastic bags CAN be recycled at many supermarkets.
Sound Wall Removal Update
FAM construction has provided notice that they will be doing construction work on the residential side of the sound wall along I-66. When construction work begins, the sound wall along Dunn Loring Village will be removed and there will be no barrier between the I-66 construction project and Dunn Loring Village. When construction of the expanded highway is completed, VDOT has stated a new wall will be built along the project.
For updated information, contact project leaders at [email protected]
Glass Recycling Change
Fairfax County is no longer requiring American Disposal to collect glass for recycling as of October 2019. Consider dropping your glass at a Fairfax County purple glass recycling collection bins when your travels take you near one. There is a purple glass recycling collection bin at the Providence District Government Center. If you are unable to drop glass off at a purple bin, glass may be placed in the regular trash. Any updates from American Disposal will be posted here.
New Fairfax Connector Bus 467
The Fairfax Connecter Bus 467 complements #462 and is active midday and evenings on weekdays and Saturday. It stops in front of DLV on Hilltop Road, traveling to Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metro Station and Tysons Corner Metro Station via downtown Vienna.
Land Taking for Dunn Loring Village
Update: April 2019 - VDOT has taken land from Dunn Loring Village for the purpose of freeway expansion and drainage. The taking affects land near Dellway Lane, Grovemore Lane, Stone Hollow Drive, and Knollside Lane. Expect trees to be removed from this area before larger construction takes place. Most of the land taking is for the eastbound high flyover ramp that will move eastbound traffic from the right lane to the express lanes before I-495.
The date for work in this area is not set, however VDOT expects to take advantage of WMATA's Orange Line shutdown scheduled for summer 2020 to conduct work between Vienna and I-495. VDOT and FAM do not expect to access the construction site from the DLV side, however this may change.
FAM expects the new sound wall will be built closer to the village than the current sound wall before the project is completed. A retaining wall will also be built due to the elevation difference of the freeway surface from surrounding land. A drainage ditch will be built on the lower side of the retaining wall.
The time between old sound wall demolition and new wall finish is supposed to be 240 days maximum, however VDOT states this may need to be extended due to the complexity of the area. The estimated construction finish date is late 2022.
Update: August 28, 2019
Within the next 2 weeks, crews will begin construction of a utilities duct bank within the VDOT right of way on the residential side of the noise wall.
The process will involve tree clearing, excavation and concrete pouring. Temporary removal of noise wall panels may be necessary.
Residents may call 703-662-3892, or email: [email protected] with questions.
Construction Set To Begin: VDOT and its contractors have indicated that major construction will start soon, including tree clearing along Dunn Loring Village.
Homeowner Assessments Reduced for 2018: The DLV Board of Directors has reduced the annual assessment for 2018. See Pay HOA Assessments on this website for payment information.
I-66 Construction Letters: DLV has been made aware of letters being sent to certain residents offering pre-construction surveys in relation to the I-66 Widening. DLV recommends obtaining an independent legal opinion if you have concerns or questions relating to the project
Fire Lanes: As a reminder, do not park in yellow curb fire lanes. Vehicles parked in the fire lanes will be towed. Details are posted on the signs at the village entrances.
Bus service has returned to DLV! New weekday peak hour service is provided by Fairfax Connector Route 462, which began on October 3, 2017.
NOV 13: VDOT Design Meeting: VDOT held a public hearing on I-66 final designs on Monday November 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 at Oakton High School. Construction will begin in early 2018.
NOV 8: Supervisor Linda Smyth held a community briefing on the latest plans for the Transform66 Outside the Beltway on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Marshall Road Elementary School, 730 Marshall Road SW, Vienna.
NOV 13: VDOT is holding a public hearing on I-66 final designs on Monday November 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 at Oakton High School.
Survey work for the I-66 widening continues around Dunn Loring Village. Please stay tuned about future meetings that VDOT indicated would take place in Fall 2017.
VDOT plans to start the I-66 widening later in 2017. With the anticipated effects of the widening on Dunn Loring Village to include land taking, 24 hour construction noise, and demolition/rebuilding of the Cedar Lane and Gallows Road overpasses, VDOT hosted several meeting in June. VDOT informed us that they expect to hold additional meetings about noise and construction in the fall.
Spring 2017: There are significant changes that VDOT and its private partner are making to I-66 widening plans. These changes have been identified primarily through limited disclosures that VDOT has made to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) so far. VDOT seeks the TPB's endorsement to amend these changes s to the region's Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP).
None of these changes are in the previously announced preferred alternative. Some of the changes include:
1.) Some storm water management ponds may reappear in the project (additional land taking is back on the table).
2.) Express Lane access is being added at Route 123, and at Nutley St. (previously VDOT said this was impossible at Nutley St, precluding the use of our (area concerned residents') Do No Harm proposal that would have minimized impacts and home takings in the Dunn Loring area
3.) Semi trucks/tanker trucks will be allowed in the Express Lanes (and access ramps).
If you'd like to read more information about VDOT's statements, please see transform66wisely.org.
VDOT has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (to the natural and human environment) for Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway. This clears the way for the project to proceed with vendor selection and construction.
The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project recently requested comments on the procurement process, which will affect neighborhood residents, commuters, and taxpayers. The procurement public comment period ended on June 16, 2016.
The updated materials from the May 2016 meetings, including the Concept Plans are posted at: http://outside.transform66.org/meetings/may_2016_public_hearings.asp
Please place all trash in sealed bins. Do not leave trash in bags. Rats and other pests break into the bags to feed, bringing diseases and more rodents into your community and yards. This threatens health and pets. Please report trash violators.
Widening Plans and Dunn Loring Village
VDOT's official plan will expand I-66 significantly into our community
Current VDOT Preferred Alternative - Dunn Loring Village West
Current VDOT Preferred Alternative - Dunn Loring Village East
View latest news on I-66 Widening Impacts
Virginia leader contact information
New Management for Dunn Loring Village
The Dunn Loring Village HOA Board of Directors has chosen Sequoia Management to provide the community's professional managmeent services.
2016 Dues Assessments have been mailed to all Dunn Loring Village owners. To view your account and pay dues by credit card, you may click on the Pay HOA Assessments at right. There is an $8.50 transaction fee for this service.
There is no fee for automatic bank withdrawals or to pay by check.
Please do not put any trash bags out before trash service days, sealed trash cans and recycling containers (only) may be placed out the evening before. Please be respectful of your neighbors; following this rule helps keep rodents and undesirable wildlife out of your community and yards.
More Dunn Loring Village Association News
Dunn Loring Village is a community of residential town homes in Vienna, Virginia. We are conveniently located within walking distance of the Washington, DC Metro System's Dunn Loring Station and in close proximity to the Merrifield Mosaic District, several Fairfax County parks, as well as the Washington & Old Dominion Rail Trail.
Our amenities include tennis courts, several multi-purpose courts, two playgrounds, a playground shelter, and large common area greenways.