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June 2017 newsletter

posted Jun 14, 2017, 8:20 AM by c traband

This newsletter is produced by the Rock Spring Civic Association for residents of the Rock Spring neighborhood.

1.  Old Dominion Drive Phase 2 Improvements
The project is nearing completion. The final inspection with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently occurred - the contractor is addressing all punch list items noted during the inspection. These items primarily consist of concrete and asphalt repairs, as well as storm inlet drain cleaning. Please remember - it is illegal to dump grass clippings, leaves, animal waste, trash and other deposits into storm drain inlets.  Landscaping work is in the final stages. Residents are encouraged to water the groundcovers and shrubs.

Lane closures will be used along Old Dominion Drive to perform the punch list work safely with one lane closed at a time and traffic directed via flaggers.

Construction work hours within the roadway are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.  View project page. Construction photos are also available on Flickr.

2.  Lee Highway & Glebe Road Intersection Improvements 
Crews continue working to install utility manholes and underground ductbanks along both Lee Highway and Glebe Road. We anticipate this part of the work to be complete by the end of the year.

Construction work hours within the roadway are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Night work is between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends and is determined on a weekly basis.  View project page

3.  Did you know you can rent a picnic shelter in an Arlington park?
Reservable Picnic Shelters can be rented & secured for private or corporate events from the first Saturday in April, through Veterans Day weekend. These shelters are not reservable from mid-November through March, but can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. All other County managed picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis year-round.

  • $170 for residents and $340 for non-residents, regardless of length of the rental. Fees are non-refundable, but we will work with renters to reschedule, if needed.

  • More information:

4.  Nature Programs this summer in Arlington:  The Snag catalog: 
Or you can search all programs by age and topic:

5.  The Joint Facilities Advisory Commission (JFAC) is an advisory body jointly appointed by the County Board and the School Board. The JFAC mission is to provide input to the Boards on capital facilities needs assessment, capital improvement plans and long-range facility planning for both the Arlington County Government and Arlington Public Schools

The commission has received a significant amount of feedback from the community on the scenarios it is exploring for Buck and Carlin Springs, as well as its short- and long-term efforts.  As part of JFAC's commitment to a transparent process, we are posting it all online -- including letters, e-mails and comments received via the online form.

6.  Arlington Civic Federation:  The May newsletter can be found at:  The video of the meeting can be found at:


7.  ART Bus Changes:  Starting June 25, the ART bus adult fare will increase from $1.75 to $2.00 and the ART discount fare for seniors, students and people with disabilities will increase from $0.85 to $1.00.

8. Fun Things to Do:

Rosslyn Movie Schedule:  Gateway Park, Rosslyn, at dusk, usually 8:30-9:00 pm

Lubber Run Concerts:   Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00pm; Sundays - 6:00pm (or as noted)
JUNE 16 through SEPTEMBER 17, 2017  Free and open to the Public!

Marymount Farmer’s Market:  Saturdays, 9am – 1pm,

Arlington SprayGrounds for the Younger Set:

Upton Hills Regional Park:  Are you up for a little baseball, mini golf, water park?  Check out Upton Hills Regional Park located on Wilson Boulevard.





To contact the newsletter editors for information or items to share, please email either Judy Hadden , or Joan Trabandt,