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Lane Markings on Lorcom Ln
  • UnlimitedCustoms October 4, 2011 - 8:50 am #44510 Reply

    Anyone know why Arlington removed the lane markings between Spout Run and Nelly Custis yesterday?


    Is this another functioning road that they plan on breaking?

    Rick October 4, 2011 - 6:53 pm #44511 Reply

    the lines were scraped off quincy between lee and the bridge over 66. Probably gonna spray slurry to avoid any real paving work

    UnlimitedCustoms October 7, 2011 - 11:11 am #44512 Reply

    Well, the double yellow was painted in the center, but the whole road surface is “dirty” as if something was done to it.  I can quite describe it, but maybe other posts who drive on Lorcom can?

    Casey October 7, 2011 - 1:16 pm #44513 Reply

    I believe the county is planning to re-line some roads in the next week. i know Geo Mason north of Lee is scheduled for next week. Perhaps Lorcom is as well.

    UnlimitedCustoms October 7, 2011 - 2:46 pm #44514 Reply

    Do they plan on taking away the lane that is right turn only onto Nelly Custis?  And the little lane at the top of the hill that lets you get around cars turning left?

    NoVapologist October 7, 2011 - 3:05 pm #44515 Reply

    I drive Lorcom everyday.  It looks like they scraped off most of the painted lines between Spout Run and Nelly Custis.  They were also doing some work on the gas/water access thingies in the middle of the intersection of Lorcom and Fillmore.  No idea why, but I think line re-painting sounds like the most probable.

    NoVapologist October 8, 2011 - 10:34 pm #44516 Reply

    After closer examination, I would bet dollars to donuts that they are installing dedicated bike lanes. First of all, they didn’t scrape off all the lines, just some of them. They erased the white lane markers but left the double yellow line between Nellie Custis and Fillmore. They also removed only half of the double yellow lines between Edgewood and Fillmore -where they were wide. Second, the stretch of Lorcom between Nellie Custis and Edgewood is the only part of Lorcom that does not have dedicated bike lanes. So I am guessing they are eliminating the two lane section of the road.

    UnlimitedCustoms October 10, 2011 - 10:25 am #44517 Reply

    Nova, I am pretty certain that they removed the double yellow – but repainted it either the next day or day after.

    Rick October 12, 2011 - 1:28 pm #44518 Reply

    Just noticed this on Mason between Patrick Henry and Yorktown Blvd. I hope the bike lane isn't creeping further south down Mason. That road needs to be 4 lanes with the hospital nearby

    NoVapologist October 12, 2011 - 1:51 pm #44519 Reply

    UnlimitedCustoms said:

    Nova, I am pretty certain that they removed the double yellow – but repainted it either the next day or day after.

    Between Edgewood and Fillmore it is now a single Yellow line.  It used to be a painted median strip.

    Rick October 18, 2011 - 8:43 am #44520 Reply

    The no parking signs on quincy say “street sealing” so odds are the same jabroni company that just slurried the lanes on 66 and left the middle pavement exposed so they wouldnt have to restripe is gonna make two passes up and down each of these streets

    UnlimitedCustoms October 19, 2011 - 10:38 am #44521 Reply

    @Rick.  Something is being done, I noticed that one of the eastbound lanes from Nelly up to Fillmore was blocked yesterday and had a thin, new layer of “something” ontop.

    Rick October 19, 2011 - 1:11 pm #44522 Reply

    Slurry. Tar and pebble mixture that loosely resembles a pavement. Instead of repaving roads like they should, the county has someone spray this crap on top of the existing asphalt to make it look new and “seal” any cracks or pothole repair. If you've been on 66 in Arlington recently you'll notice the two travel lanes are a different color than the part of the pavement with the lane lines. They got cheap and sprayed between the lines so they wouldn't have to repaint

    ODCASteve October 21, 2011 - 11:02 am #44523 Reply

    At long last some evidence of next steps.  Along N. George Mason (north of Lee), they had scraped off the lane markings and bike lanes several weeks ago.  Today, they are applying the slurry to the road.

    Scoot Scoot October 21, 2011 - 4:22 pm #44524 Reply

    Arlington County Govt posts all the information about this on their Engineering and Capital Projects Site

    2011 Slurry Seal

    2011 Paving Projects


    There are PDF maps in there as well Laugh

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