|Signs like this one in the VDOT right-of-way on Annandale Road, are prohibited.|
Those streets include Annandale Road and John Marr Drive in Annandale; Carlin Springs Road, South Jefferson Street, and Seminary Road in Bailey’s Crossroads; and Patrick Henry Drive in Seven Corners.
For the newly added streets, only the segments of streets within the county’s commercial revitalization districts are included in the sign removal program.
The signs are removed from VDOT rights-of-way by incarcerated offenders in the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Community Labor Force. Since the program started on July 1, 2013, 75,000 signs that were illegally posted were removed along 71 major roadways.
Community Labor Force crews pick up signs every week from Tuesday to Thursday, visiting each road in the program at least twice a month. The crews only pick up signs, not litter, and they don’t collect signs on private property. Signs are not picked up in response to public complaints.
Signs are stored at the I-66 Transfer Station for five days, then are destroyed if not claimed by their owners.
The law allows the county to collect a $100 civil penalty against sign owners for each illegally posted sign. The county’s Department of Code Compliance, not the Sheriff’s Office, is responsible for assessing and collecting the fines.
Streets in the Annandale/Mason area already in the sign removal program include Backlick Road, Braddock Road, Columbia Pike, Edsall Road, Gallows Road, Little River Turnpike, Ravensworth Road, Route 7, and Route 50.