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Lake Fairfax Park Bridge Reopens To Public, But Caution Urged

by Dave Emke — March 17, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Lake Fairfax Park construction work

Stream restoration at Lake Fairfax Park continues; however, the Lake Fairfax Drive bridge to the upper section of the park has been reopened to visitors.

Park visitors who use the bridge are being urged by park officials to exercise caution, as the active construction zone remains.

According to a press release from the Fairfax County Park Authority:

“Heavy construction trucks will be entering and leaving Lake Fairfax Park Monday through Saturday, and all posted signage must be obeyed. The contractor also may use flagmen to direct traffic flow. If there is any serious disregard of the posted traffic signage in the construction zone, facilities at the back of Lake Fairfax could be closed again until deemed safe to reopen.”

The stream restoration project will restore 1,700 feet of Colvin Run below the Lake Fairfax dam, and almost 500 feet of tributaries. It will also provide better access to the stream for recreation and environmental education but protect banks from excessive foot traffic that can kill vegetation and cause erosion, according to park officials.

Americans with Disabilities Act improvements also continue at a park restroom and a bathhouse.

Visitors are encouraged to contact Lake Fairfax Park (703-471-5415) prior to visiting to be certain facilities are available to the public.

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