Monday, March 20, 2017

What You Missed – FCDOT Progress Report

Last Wednesday at FABB’s March meeting Adam Lind of FCDOT provided an update of ongoing repaving, capital projects, studies and other developments related to bicycling in Fairfax County. 

2017 Repaving: 21 miles of bike lanes and sharrows will be added this year in Reston and the Dranesville and Lee Districts. Meetings on Dranesville and Lee repaving will be held on 23 March and 28 March respectively. Details are available on the FCDOT website

Capital Projects: Bike lanes and shared used paths for Route 1, Lorton Road Extension, and Workhouse Arts Road, which includes a trail that connects to the Cross-County Trail, are almost complete.

Studies: The Little River Turnpike study is complete and will be going to the Board of Supervisors for endorsement. The Cinderbed study for a trail linking the Franconia-Springfield Metro to the Fairfax County Parkway Trail is done and the determination of project phasing is underway. Studies are underway for the Fairfax County Parkway Trail at the Dulles Toll Road, the Monroe Street Bridge over Rt. 267, and neighborhood connections to north side of Innovation Station. 

Bikeshare: Twelve stations have been installed in Reston and the remaining three stations should be installed by the end of April. Eleven stations have been installed in Tysons with one more under construction and two more planned to start once locations are finalized.  FCDOT is moving forward on trying to acquire TAP funding for ten new stations in Reston to expand the network south of the Dulles Toll Road. 

Fairfax County Bike Map: A new map is being finalized with anticipated distribution during the first week of May. The map features routes that show levels of stress and has on-road and off-road routes. 

Bicycle Wayfinding: Signs are ready for installation and should be installed by the end of April in Franconia-Springfield, Vienna Metro area, and East Falls Church-Annandale. Mile markers are being added to the Fairfax County Parkway Trail.  Design of signs has started for the Fairfax County Parkway Trail and for Tysons-McLean area. 

Outreach: FCDOT now has a consultant to assist with campaigns to promote safety, the bike parking program, and responsible use of bike facilities.  Tentative plans are underway to conduct bike rides to tour new infrastructure.

The next FABB monthly meeting will be in Falls Church on Wednesday, 19 April, in the Dogwood Room, City Hall, 300 Park Ave. Hope you can join us.

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