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Pedestrian Bridge Project at Wiehle Avenue and W&OD Trail Moves Forward

by RestonNow.com July 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments

A grade-separated crossing and bridge at the Washington & Old Dominion Trail at Wiehle Avenue could be coming closer to reality.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion tomorrow (July 10) to allow the county officials to move forward with land acquisition and final design plans.

The project, which is expected to cost $10 million, aims to address safety concern at the intersection. Changes include a new bridge, retaining walls and directional access to Wiehle Avenue for trail users.

Wiehle Avenue would be widened from Sunset Hills Road to the properties near the Reston Fire Station. The pavement would be widened for on-road bike lanes in the future.

Improvements were contemplated in Reston’s Metrorail Access Group’s plan to improve access near the new Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station. The new fire station planned in the area would be built before the pedestrian bridge.

An exact timeline for the project has not been set.

Photo via Fairfax County Government

  • 30yearsinreston

    any developer contributions ?
    With Hudgens involved, of course NOT
    Perhaps “workforce housing” can built on be on the bridge
    An opportunity for Restons own Ponte Di Vecchio

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Hopefully, this span will be easier to cross than the eastbound crossing of *uckthorn Lane.

  • JohnQPublic

    How long will this project take ffx cnty? My guess is quite sometime , seems easier to build revenue generators first and think about the citizens second. Why wasn’t that bridge constructed in conjunction with the metro? That entire intersection resembles a “frogger” video game .

    • 30yearsinreston

      the money was spent on painting bike lanes

    • Mike M

      It will be the site of more fatal accidents.

    • Greg

      Here is a tentative project schedule [apparently far behind schedule]:

      Public Hearing, Winter 2016
      Document Completion, Winter 2016
      Public Hearing Design Approval, Spring 2016
      Land Acquisition Completion, Spring 2018
      Final Design Approval, Winter 2018
      Utility Relocation Completion, Summer 2019
      Construction Completion, Winter 2021

    • Greg

      And here’s what you get for $10 million (and climbing). The medallions — how could we live without them?

      https://www.scribd.com/doc/305010657/Bridge-Renderings

  • Legacy

    With this kind of spending we should be hyperlooping. Graceful exits by Hudgins, KP just around the corner… legacy flushed with tommorrows banquet.

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