Pothole-ridden Ravensworth Road in Annandale could get some relief if the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approves a proposal to ban trucks.
The BoS has scheduled a public hearing for June 2, 4 p.m., on a proposal to restrict through-truck traffic on Ravensworth between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road as part of the country’s Residential Traffic Administrative Program (RTAP).
The truck ban was proposed in response to complaints about noise and vibrations from the Elan Mews/Royal Court Homeowners Association, said Steve Knudsen, a planner with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. Mason Supervisor Penny Gross has been invited to speak about the truck ban, along with her proposal to establish a Community Parking District covering all of Mason District, at a June 1 meeting of the Lafayette Park West and Royal homeowners associations.
The beltway would be considered the alternative route for trucks. The restriction would only apply to trucks traveling the entire distance on Ravensworth Road, not to trucks heading to a side street. Pickup and panel trucks would be exempt from the truck ban.