Fairfax City Closing Streets in Shift to 2-Way

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Street closings and traffic changes are scheduled for this weekend in the city of Fairfax.

North and Main streets going through the city will change from one-way to two-way traffic beginning tomorrow. They have been one-way since 1972, but the city is converting to two-way traffic downtown, hoping to create a pedestrian-friendly destination for shopping and dining.

The closings and changes below are approximate and are subject to change.

At 8 p.m. tomorrow, the city plans to close North Street, and Main Street will accommodate both eastbound and westbound traffic.

University Drive will be closed from Whitehead Street past its intersection with North Street and onto Sager Avenue.

Then, on Saturday evening, North Street will be open to two-way traffic and Main Street will be closed, along with University Drive at Main Street.

By 6 a.m. Monday, all roads in the city are scheduled to be open to two-way traffic.

Parking locations also will change as planned development, bordered on three sides by Chain Bridge Road (Route 123), North Street and University Drive, takes shape and other construction gets underway in the downtown area. For information, call 703-385-7872 or visit http://www.fairfaxva.gov .

-- Diane Mattingly

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