Thursday, February 20, 2014

VDOT meeting on Route 7 bridge over Dulles Toll Road tonight

VDOT is holding a meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 20, at Colvin Run ES to provide information and solicit comments on their plans to replace the Route 7 bridge deck over the Dulles Toll Road. See our earlier blog post about the meeting.

There are currently no bike or ped facilities on this bridge other than the normal travel lanes. Current plans include 14-foot trails on each side of Route 7. Proposals include grade-separated crossings to avoid having cyclists and pedestrians crossing dangerous high speed exit/entrance ramps.

This is a great opportunity to speak out for safe ped/bike crossings of the Toll Road. This access will allow users to reach the new Spring Hill Silver Line station and other destinations in Tysons. It will also allow future Tysons residents another option for getting around without using a car. If you can't attend the meeting, please send comments in support of bike access on Route 7. Mention "Route 7 Bridge Decks Replacement" in the subject.

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