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Sidewalk Installations Planned on South Lakes Drive

by Fatimah Waseem May 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

Expanded and upgraded sidewalks are planned on South Lakes Drive between Green Keepers Court and Twin Branches Road.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will provide information about the proposal at Reston Association’s Design Review Board on Tuesday (May 15) at 7 p.m. in Reston Association’s Conference Center.

In total, roughly 3,600 feet of sidewalk will be installed in the area, along with a bus shelter on Green Watch Way. Upgrades to curb ramps and six bus stops with ADA-compliant loading pads are also planned.

The project is divided into three segments: from Greenkeepers Court to Pond View Court, from Salt Kettle Way to Ridge Heights Road and from South Lakes Drive at Twin Branches Road.

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to rebuild the traffic signal at the intersection of South Lakes Drive and Twin Branches Road. Currently, a sidewalk does not extend to the intersection.

Land acquisition is expected to begin in the fall and be complete by fall 2019. Construction should begin around spring 2020, according to estimates from county officials.

Map/photo via FCDOT

  • 30yearsinreston

    what no woonerfs?
    How is this possible

    • G.I. Gurdijeff

      Excuse my ignorance but whats s woonfer?

      • 30yearsinreston

        The wave of the future
        It will solve the traffic woes
        At least thats what hudgins and the county tell us

        • G.I. Gurdijeff

          Here we can only direct and create conditions, but not help.

  • Why do you bother?

    This is an excellent move for a change.

    “and from South Lakes Drive at Twin Branches Road.”

    Eh? To?

  • freestylergbb

    About time. And bike lanes? All over Reston? Not just those that start and disappear. DC has better lanes for bikers.

    • 30yearsinreston

      Dirt bikers popping wheelies !

    • The Constitutionalist

      No thanks.

  • Greg

    And still no streetlights.

  • Mike M

    Long overdue, but a positive step. I hope this is just the beginning. This is a far better investment than a bike lane. You would think Reston’s lefty-greenies would be all over the sidewalk shortage. There are parts south of Sunrise Valley where people trudge along in the mud to get to our shiny new Silver Line. It’s Third Worldish. Then again, these days, many of those pedestrians probably feel right at home.

  • Claes Cyrus Youngberg

    Finally! About time we get this long standing problem addressed.

  • Huh – look like they came to a decision on the repaving as well: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/2018-paving-and-restriping/hunter-mill

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