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Latest from VDOT on Route 7 Improvements & Traffic Updates-- Lane Closures for April 5-10, 2021

Crews will be performing excavation and fill operations, clearing and other construction-related activities on April 5-10 along eastbound and westbound Route 7 and on other neighborhood streets. As a reminder, drivers will experience lane shifts on Route 7, traffic pattern changes on neighborhood streets, and detours along the corridor.

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Reminder:  Great Falls Park Entrance may close temporarily on nice weekends.   NO STREET PARKING where posted on Georgetown Pike or Old Dominion drive.

According to the National Park Service, Great Falls Park Entrance may close temporarily on nice weekends.
NO STREET PARKING  where posted.

On weekends, if the park fills & parking is not available, the entrance will close. When the intersection at Georgetown Pike & Old Dominion Dr. is blocked by Police, you may not enter until it reopens. NO STREET PARKING. Updates at Great Falls Park Facebook.

Route 7 Changes at Colvin Run Prompt Local Reaction

GFCA leaders were joined by neighbors recently to publicly express their dissatisfaction with the VDOT design of the stream channel that has replaced the former meandering, natural, stream bed and associated wetlands of historic Colvin Run. 

There was vigorous opposition to this design by GFCA and local environmentalists. 

The design creates a straight channel that some believe will create havoc downstream. 

The plan was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Pictured at left are neighbors and GFCA leaders who posed by the channel at Carpers Farm and Route 7.

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Town Hall re: Towlston Rd./Rte. 7 Intersection -
https://youtu.be/FXdel1pYOkc

Town Hall re: Milestone Towers proposed Monopole - 
https://youtu.be/QwRui2L1DNw

Town Hall re: Springvale Rd. Bridge Replacement -
https://youtu.be/npSkWpbIwcw

Deer Management Presentation - 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIV9QOiwlaw

Native Plants Presentation - 
https://youtu.be/WEoC75APda0

What is the GFCA?

The Great Falls Citizens Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)4 organization that advocates solutions and government actions that benefit Great Falls. 

Our goal is to preserve the semi-rural character of our community while addressing practical concerns like traffic, zoning, retail, schools, parks and the environment where problems arise and solutions must be found. 

Since Great Falls is not an incorporated municipality like the Town of Vienna, or City of Falls Church, we lack a town/city government to represent our local interests.  The GFCA acts in an unofficial capacity to represent the voices of the citizens of Great Falls on these matters, and works with county, state, and national government to get things done.  On Great Falls issues, no other organization has GFCA’s influence with elected leaders at the County and State level, or is as respected by them.

Our charter calls for GFCA to "serve as a community organization to promote all aspects of community interest accruing to a common good and, in general, to preserve the historic, low density, semi-rural character of Great Falls and its natural resources."


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