Project to improve pedestrian connectivity near Reston Town Center Metro Station to begin

Planning is underway to begin the construction of a sidewalk along the south side of Sunrise Valley Drive and west of Reston Parkway.

The roughly half a-million-dollar project is expected to improve pedestrian connectivity near the future Reston Town Center Metro Station, which is expected to open sometime in the spring of next year.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is considering an agreement to fund the project at a meeting today. The project was recommended in the Reston Area Metrorail Station Access Group study, which endeavored to ensure ample pedestrian connectivity and walkability to and from Metro stations in the area.

The agreement would be made with the Metropolitan Washington Airports. Authority.

MWAA has already constructed a contractor for the sidewalk project. Last year, the county already completed the first phase of the project from Glade Drive to just east of the Reston Association entrance.

If the agreement is approved this week, MWAA expects the project to take roughly four months to complete.

“There are no anticipated delays to Phase 2 of the Silver Line with the inclusion of this work,” according to a Dec. 7 staff memo.

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