Tuesday, November 30, 2010

W&OD Trail news

Two items of interest regarding the W&OD Trail:

Repaving from Reston to Hunter Mill Rd starting November 30 - Starting today "the trail will be repaved starting in the Isaac Newton/Private Drive section of Reston and heading east to Hunter Mill Road. Total time for this project will be approximately two weeks (assuming no weather issues). The trail will be detoured onto the horse trail and signs deployed alerting trail users."

Open season December 2 - Fairfax County police will be conducting a "deer culling" operation adjacent to the W&OD Trail at Clarks Crossing Road where the soccer fields are located. According to signs posted there, the trail will be closed on December 2 from 5pm to 5am. As we all know, the trail is officially closed after dark but many people use it in the Fall and Winter for traveling between Reston and Vienna.

For more information about the W&OD Trail see the W&OD Trail Report, the Friend of the W&OD Trail site or the NVRPA W&OD Trail page.

Update - 12:30pm Nov. 30: I just spoke with a county wildlife biologist who stated that the trail will be closed at 5pm on Dec. 2 and that police will be using rifles to shoot deer in the area. Cyclists will not be able to get through, from approximate Clarks Crossing Rd to Hunter Mill Rd. See the Fairfax County bike map for alternate routes.

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