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Welcome to the Virginia Run community website.  The Virginia Run community is located in Centreville, Virginia - in the suburbs of Washington, DC.  Our community enjoys excellent schools, highly regarded local public safety, and other government services.  We are 3.5 hours from the beach and less than 1.5 hours from the mountains.  We have easy access to great shopping and close to the national treasures located in Washington, DC.  
 
Enjoy looking at our website and drop us an email if we can be of assistance.
 
 
Virginia Run Community Association
15355 Wetherburn Court
Centreville, VA  20120
(703) 815-1136
(703) 222-8876 - Fax
(703) 230-2240 (After Hours Emergencies Only)
(703) 815-1442 - Pool Guard Desk
management@virginiarun.com
 
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National Night Out - JMRC
Posted on Jul 21st, 2016 Comments (0)
Join your friends and neighbors for National Night Out! Click here for more information.
 
Election Officers Needed
Posted on Jul 11th, 2016 Comments (0)
The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming 2016 elections. Election Officers are needed at each of the 243 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters. Training has begun for the General Election November 8th and will continue through September.
 
Click here for more information. 
 
VDOT Pleasant Valley Road Traffic Study Results
Posted on Jun 8th, 2016 Comments (0)
VDOT recently collected traffic data on Pleasant Valley Road to measure the speed and amount of traffic using the street, and I would like to share with you the results of our data collection efforts.
 
As you may recall, the roundabout initially opened in a limited capacity in early April, and it was fully complete in its final configuration on May 7.
 
We collected speed data on Pleasant Valley in mid-February, during a mid-week period when there was no snow accumulation affecting traffic conditions.  This data was collected after the right-most southbound travel lane was converted to a bike lane as part of the “road diet”.  The data collection was conducted using a stationary radar gun at two points along the corridor, with several hundred vehicles captured at each point in each direction.  The data showed very little difference between points or between travel directions.  The average speed varied between 43 and 44 mph, and the 85th percentile speed was 47 to 48 mph.  (The 85th percentile speed is the speed at which 85 percent of traffic travels below.  On Pleasant Valley, our results show that 15% of traffic traveled faster than 47 or 48 mph.)
 
Previous data collection efforts showed a difference between northbound and southbound speeds, and these differences have been attributed to the fact that there was one lane northbound and two lanes southbound.  In this regard, the February 2016 data was notable because we did not observe a speed difference by direction.  However, the actual speeds we recorded were somewhat higher than previous studies.  For instance, in July 2014, average speed was 34 mph northbound and 39 mph southbound, and 85th percentile speeds were 41 mph northbound and 46 mph southbound.
 
We collected data again for two full days on May 17 and 18 (Tuesday and Wednesday), after the roundabout was fully complete.  This data collection effort also included a few hours in the evening on Monday, May 16, and most of the following day, May 19.  (In all, about 26,000 vehicles were recorded during this study.)
 
Speeds were very constant over the course of the recording period.  Northbound, the average speed was between 42 and 43 mph for the entire period, and the 85th percentile speed was about 48 mph.  Southbound speeds were notably higher, with average speeds at 46 mph and 85th percentile speed between 50 and 51 mph.  We were surprised to see the large difference resurface between northbound and southbound traffic in this study, and are not sure of the cause.
 
The May 2016 study also collected traffic volume data.  We recorded 4,750 vehicles per day northbound and 5,130 vehicles day southbound, for a total volume of 9,880 vehicles per day.  The volume is significantly lower than before the roundabout opened.  In August 2014, Pleasant Valley carried nearly 17,000 vehicles per day.
 
We have determined that traffic speeds remain too high to justify reducing the speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph at this time, but we can continue to evaluate conditions in the future.  However, we hope the significant reduction in traffic volume is viewed positively by Virginia Run.
 
Please let me know if we can provide additional information about our data collection efforts.  Thanks--
 
Randy
 
Randy Dittberner, P.E., PTOE · Regional Traffic Engineer · Virginia Department of Transportation · Northern Region 
 
Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25!
Posted on May 19th, 2016 Comments (0)
Sully District Station Hosts ‘Trash Talks’ Initiative to Encourage Drivers to Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25!
 
Speeding in residential neighborhoods is a common problem throughout Fairfax County and the sustained effort to reduce neighborhood speeding began in 2014 with the, “Slow Down: You Live Here, We Live Here” campaign. Working in conjunction with this program, the Sully District Station has partnered with American Disposal Services and the Virginia Run Community to try a new approach to bringing greater awareness to the problem of speeding in neighborhoods.

On Monday, May 23, 2016, officers from the Sully District Station, employees of American Disposal Services and residents of the Virginia Run Community will present “Trash Talks,” an initiative intended to increase speeding awareness for the safety of our children. Volunteers will be affixing “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” stickers (see attached photo) to residential trash bins to help educate and remind drivers to slow down for our kids’ sake! The stickers will be rolled to the streets twice a week, providing a regular reminder to the community to slow down.

In addition, trash collection workers and trucks are an integral part of our communities. What many do not realize is their profession is listed as the fifth most dangerous job in the country with about 40 percent of trash collection worker injuries and fatalities occurring due to transportation-related incidents. We are grateful for the partnership with American Disposal Services and their commitment to the safety and security of the community they serve as well as that of their employees.

It is the hope of the Fairfax County Police Department that this weekly reminder will prompt residents to slow down to help keep our children safe as well as maintain our community as an enjoyable place to live, work, and play!

You are invited to join us on this new adventure! We will be kicking off the initiative on Monday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Virginia Run Community Center, 15355 Wetherburn Court, Centreville, Virginia. Come check out this new and exciting program, your community could be next!
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Have a GREAT day!
 
PFC Tara Gerhard
Crime Prevention Specialist
Sully District Station
4900 Stonecroft Blvd
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
703.814.7051
 
Information on Lyme Disease
Posted on May 16th, 2016 Comments (0)
 
Dear Friends, 
 
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and many of us know first-hand the devastating effects of Lyme disease in our community. Please take a moment to learn how to limit exposure to ticks and the chance of contracting Lyme Disease. 
 
In 2011 I co-sponsored HJR 643, which designates every May as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in Virginia. As a result of this increased awareness and other publicity, the Commonwealth has stepped up and is continuing our battle against Lyme Disease.  
 
Unfortunately, Lyme Disease continues to negatively affect citizens of the Commonwealth. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported cases in Virginia increased by 29% between 2011 and 2014. In fact, in 2014, Virginia had the 8th highest number of reported cases of Lyme Disease in the nation.
 
Adding to the risks of Lyme is the fact that traditional antibody testing for the disease, which is the most popular method, has the potential to produce false negatives. According to LymeDisease.org, antibody testing can miss over half of cases. To better protect Virginians, I co-sponsored HB 1933 the Lyme Disease Testing Information Disclosure Act of 2013, requiring health care providers to notify anyone tested for Lyme of the risk of false negatives. 
 
For more information on how best to prevent contracting Lyme Disease, please visit the CDC's Lyme Disease Prevention site, or the Virginia Department of Health's Lyme Disease Fact Sheet. If you think that you may have contracted Lyme Disease, please do not hesitate to seek medical assistance. The longer the disease is allowed to go unchecked, the greater the repercussions will be on a patients body and well-being.
 
As the weather gets warmer, the potential to be exposed to this debilitating disease will increase. I encourage you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information listed on these sites.
 
If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at (703) 815-1201 or DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov.
 
Regards,
 
Tim 
           
 

 
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~ 27th Annual Turkey Trot ~
Thanks to all of the sponsors and participants.  The event this year included over 5,000 runners and walkers and $85,000 was donated to Life with Cancer.
 
Thanks also to the Turkey Trot committee who, during the year, organized the race/walk and insured that all bases were covered.
 
Thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event a great success.
 
SPONSORS
 
Mitchell Eye Institute, John D. Mitchell, MD
Greg Mathieson
Centreville Tire & Auto
Eridani Corps
Erie Insurance
Securitas Security Services
Jim Baker
Stonewall Golf Club
Fairfax Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Edelman Financial Services
Virginia Cancer Specialists
Joseph White Insurance Agency, Inc.
American Windows and Siding
Greg Nosal and Family
Lee A. Brathwaite
Donohoe Real Estate Services
Pediatric Care of NoVA PC
Korean Central Presbyterian Church
Cox Farm
COSTCO Regional Office
Contact Discovery Services
Skyline Insurance Agency of Manassas
Don & Nancy White
Sequoia Management Company, Inc.
Aquatomic Products Co., INC
NOVEC
Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn
Richard F. Donohue, DDS
Not Just Dance
Luck Stone
The Winery at Bull Run
Chantilly Chiropractic Center
Sav-On-Floors
Shirley F. Bethel, D.M.D.
M3 Technology Consultants, Inc.
Centreville Presbyterian Church
Verizon Federal @ Fort Belvoir
Spencer Marker
Glory Days
Ourisman Chantilly Toyota
Great American Restaurants
Louis Filippone Orthodontics
Giant Food, LLC
Centreville Animal Hospital
Smiles for Centreville
John S. Ehreth, DDS
Neighborhood Know-It-Alls
Living Colour Landscaping
Walter Phillips

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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