New Sidewalks Open in the Heart of Tysons

by Vernon Miles January 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm 5 Comments

Foot by foot, Tysons is getting a little more walkable.

Tomorrow afternoon, Fairfax County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for two new sidewalks along Leesburg Pike (Route 7) under Chain Bridge Road (Route 123). The new sidewalk connects the Pike 7 shopping center and The Boro development with the retail and restaurants west of the Tysons Corner Center mall.

According to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation press release:

The sidewalks are part of the Dulles corridor bicycle and pedestrian access improvements and provide enhanced pedestrian access along Leesburg Pike with 1,100 feet of sidewalk on the north side and 800 feet of sidewalk on the south side. These improvements were designed by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation; constructed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES); and funded under the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Locally Administered Project (LAP) program.

The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow and to be attended by several members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Sol Glasner, president and CEO of the Tysons Partnership.

  • Chris Hong

    Amen! Amen! Amen!

  • Arlington Robin

    It blows my mind that this was not done decades ago.

  • Chris Hong

    Perhaps more of an incentive now that metro has arrived?

  • Ryan

    Why doesn’t the article mention that this sidewalk is right next to a Metro station? Commuters were walking in the street for a few years, before we had this new sidewalk.

  • Chris Hong

    Why not just walk from the TC Metro instead of walking in the street? :O


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