Release, Virginia Department of Transportation:
Wretched winter weather has been particularly brutal to gravel roads in Loudoun and Prince William counties. To improve the situation, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working 12-hour shifts this week to ensure that these roads are safe and passable for drivers.
The repairs mainly consist of adding gravel to roadways where gravel has washed away. As gravel roads have not completely thawed crews are limited as to what permanent fixes can be done at this time. Some gravel roads will require additional repairs which will be performed this summer.
“This week VDOT crews are making a concerted effort to repair the worst of the worst,” said Branco Vlacich, district maintenance engineer for northern Virginia. “Crews will continue repairing these roads over the coming weeks and month.”
Prince William County has about 112 centerline miles of gravel roads, mostly in the Gainesville and Manassas area. Loudoun County has 270 centerline miles of gravel roads.
Motorists can report potholes and other road problems to 800-367-7623.