The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is set to move forward two projects aiming to make Tysons and Vienna more walkable and bikeable.
At Tuesday’s meeting (Sept. 24), the board is slated to approve an extra $3 million for a project that will add a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-495, connecting the east side of Tysons to Tysons One Place.
“The project will provide for the design and construction of a 10-foot shared-use path along Old Meadow Road beginning at the intersection of Route 123 and Provincial Drive, and terminating at Tysons One Place near the intersection with Fashion Boulevard,” according to county documents.
Construction is slated to start on the project in spring 2021 and finish in spring 2022, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
“The project area has a mix of retail, business, and residential communities with no bicycle and pedestrian access across I-495,” the document says.
Previously, the project was fully funded, but changing right-of-way estimates and construction costs increased the costs, according to the county.
The board is also set to authorize the director of the county’s transportation department to work with VDOT on improving bike access to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station.
The project includes:
- construction of a new shared-use path along the south side of Virginia Center Blvd
- removing the existing sidewalk on the west side of Sutton Road
- construction of a two-way cycle track and sidewalk along the south side of Country Creek Road
- adding bike wayfinding signage and shared lane markings
The work on the trails is part of the I-66 project, according to county documents.
Map via VDOT