Monday, February 10, 2014

VDOT meeting on Fairfax Co Pkwy Trail repaving on Feb. 18

VDOT is holding an information meeting on the repaving of the Fairfax County Parkway Trail. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

FABB has worked with VDOT to identify sections of the trail most in need of repair. Unfortunately there are not enough funds to completely repave the trail so several sections will be selected. The work will happen in two phases. See the FABB blog for more details on the project and see the Fairfax County Parkway Trail Maintenance project page.

Cyclists are encouraged to attend the to support the project and to find out details about what provisions are being made for ensuring the trail users have short-term detours or alternate routes. While it does not make sense to spend scarce maintenance funds on building elaborate detours, more informal detours could be provide to ensure cyclists and other trail users aren't forced to fend for themselves when faced with a "Trail Closed" sign.

Below is from the VDOT announcement of the meeting.
Join the project team for a “pardon our dust” meeting Feb. 18

FairfaxThe Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a “pardon our dust” meeting on a $354,000 project to repair the pedestrian/bicycle trail adjacent to Fairfax County Parkway between Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and Lee Highway (Route 29).  The repairs will improve safety, readability and durability of the trail.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Residents are invited to attend to learn more about the maintenance and repairs that are scheduled to take place from March 2014 to September 2014.
The meeting will begin with a project presentation, followed by an open question and answer session.
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 703-259-1775 or (TTY/TDD users, call 711).

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To avoid the need for trail detours, VDOT should repave the trail at night, similar to how it repaves major roads.

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