Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fairfax County Parkway Trail now open
|Fairfax Co Parkway Trail at Rt 50 - looking south|
The trail segment that has been closed for nearly a year is now open between Route 50 and Fair Lakes Parkway. Paving has not been completed and as you can see from the photo on the right the trail surface is a mix of gravel and dirt. The photo is looking south toward Fair Lakes Pkwy from near the Route 50 overpass.
|New Parkway trail - looking north toward Rt 50|
There are no signs and where the trails converge is a little confusing. I think the geese in the lower photo seem to have taken a wrong turn.
This is far from idea but at least the trail is open. We saw some tire tracks in the dirt so others have discovered it. We hope the new trail is paved soon. We have long wanted some kind of wayfinding signage on this trail; it was a FABB goal in 2005 and despite our many attempts to work with the county and VDOT there are still no signs. Maybe this is a good time to restart that project.