Saturday, September 19, 2015
Rt. 7 Corridor Improvements Public Information Meeting September 24VDOT will hold a public information meeting to present proposals that will affect 6.9 miles of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive just outside Tysons. Some of the Route 7 Corridor Improvements project proposals include the widening of the road from four to six lanes, intersection improvements, and the addition of 10-foot wide shared-used paths on both sides of the road. The project will connect to bike facilities planned as part of the Route 7 over Dulles Toll Road project.
|Route 7 leading into Tysons. |
(Photo courtesy of VDOT)
Cyclists are encouraged to attend the meeting and speak out in support of the project, which is intended to expand mobility for cyclists and pedestrians.
Widening this high-volume route has been part of Fairfax County's Comprehensive Plan for many years. When completed, it will link northern and western Fairfax with the county's planned revitalization of Tysons area.
Meetings with VDOT also will be available by request in October and November. A new project website will be available in late September with updated content and a feature for requesting these meetings.
You may also send comments about the project to Ms. Angel Tao, Deputy Project Manager, VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030 or to ConnectRoute7@vdot.virginia.gov