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Colts Neck Road Pedestrian Underpass Could Be Closed for Two Years

by RestonNow.com April 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm 3 Comments

Work surrounding the construction of the Hunters Woods at Trails Edge Senior Living Community will disrupt walkways in the area, including forcing the closing of the underpass to Hunters Woods Village Center, for up to two years.

According to information provided by Reston Association, temporary pathways will be created in the area of the construction, 2222 Colts Neck Road. This will include the building of a new pedestrian bridge over Snakeden Creek near the property to ensure access to Colts Neck Road from Reston Parkway remains.

Pedestrians who regularly use the Colts Neck Road underpass to access Hunters Woods Village Center from Reston Parkway can walk to the intersections of Glade Drive or South Lakes Drive where there are signaled crosswalks, RA says.

Developer Atlantic Realty Company will pay for pathway alterations in the area of the construction. The temporary trails will be wood-chipped and unlighted. According to RA, they may not be suitable for bicycles or strollers.

The work to re-route the pathways is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

ARC has agreed, as part of its work to construct the senior-living facility to contribute $81,300 to improve pedestrian trails and pathway lighting within a half-mile of the facility. It also will be putting $60,000 into improvement of the facade of the Colts Neck pedestrian underpass, in coordination with Public Art Reston and Reston Association.

Map courtesy Reston Association

  • Mike M

    “ARC has agreed, as part of its work to construct the senior-living facility to contribute $81,300 to improve pedestrian trails and pathway lighting within a half-mile of the facility. It also will be putting $60,000 into improvement of the facade of the Colts Neck pedestrian underpass”

    Sounds enlightened. Developers contributing to the adjustments necessary to accommodate them?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    “Pedestrians who regularly use the Colts Neck Road underpass to access
    Hunters Woods Village Center from Reston Parkway can walk to the
    intersections of Glade Drive or South Lakes Drive where there are
    signaled crosswalks, RA says.”

    Yeah, as if that’s going to happen. They’ll walk down to the old church off Colts Neck and cross there. Better to acknowledge reality, and paint a crosswalk there. At least that way, when the inevitable pedestrian gets hit there, at least they’ll have the pretty black and white stripes to look at whilst they wait for the ambulance.

    On the upside, in spite of the close proximity, most people from The Springs drive their cars to the HWSC, instead of walking. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a car turn right out of The Springs, drive 100 yards down Colts Neck, and then turn left into the shopping center.

  • Heh

    On the plus side, that bum won’t be in there singing Molly Malone at the top of his lungs any more.

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