Sunday, June 7, 2015

Route 123 bike facility workshop June 23 & 24

Rt 123 at I-495/Beltway
VDOT is holding a two-day workshop on June 23 & 24 from 6:30-8:30pm at Marshall HS to refine plans for a trail along Route 123 at the Beltway. VDOT is currently planning a multiuse trail along Route 123 that would cross several Beltway high speed exit/entrance ramps. FABB met with VDOT engineers in the field and discussed safer options for cyclists such as grade-separated ramp crossings (bridges or tunnels similar to those planned for Route 7 at the Dulles Toll Road).

VDOT is to be commended for reaching out to the bicycle and pedestrian communities to try to design a safe bike/ped facility along this critical connection between McLean and Tysons. This is a great opportunity for cyclists to work with VDOT engineers to find the best solution. Please consider attending one or both of these meetings.

See our earlier coverage of the Route 123 project meeting last summer. See also comments received by VDOT about the project (below the Idylwood Road project comments).

From VDOT's press release:
Mark your calendar!

Join us on June 23 and 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a two-evening design workshop focused on the planned bicycle and pedestrian facility in Tysons for Route 123 at the Capital Beltway (I-495). Workshops will be held in the Marshall High School Cafeteria (address below).

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County look forward to your participation in helping to identify the preferred approach to serving bicycles and pedestrians along Route 123 at the Capital Beltway.

On June 23, the planning team will work with you to develop bicycle and pedestrian facility concepts for Route 123 through the interchange. On June 24, the planning team will review refined concepts with you and seek your input on a preferred approach.

Join us both evenings. We look forward to your good ideas and hope you’ll come ready to roll up your sleeves.

Meeting Location (both evenings)
Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT's Civil Rights Division at 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

For other inquiries, please contact:  Paul Nishimoto at (703) 259-2362 ( or Michelle Holland ( at (703) 259-3378.

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