FABB requests local riders participate in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) virtual public meeting on the Compton Road Shared-Use Path on Thursday, December 9 at 7 pm.

The meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about VDOT plans to construct a 10-foot-wide shared-use path along northbound Compton Road (Route 658) from the Bull Run Special Events Center Access Road to just south of the I-66 bridge and from just north of the I-66 bridge to a connection with the existing Cub Run Trail.

The project also includes widening the Compton Road bridge over Cub Run to accommodate the new shared-use path. The portion of the shared-use path under the I-66 bridge is being constructed separately as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

We need local riders to show up and show their support for this project. Stand-alone shared-use path projects are relatively rare and deserve an enthusiastic response from county bicyclists.

FABB also recommends that participants ask VDOT to upgrade the plans for the trail. In particular, riders should seek the expansion of the width of the shared use path from 10 feet, the recommended minimum, to a more appropriate 12 feet. Such a change will encourage more people to walk and ride on the path.

  • Riders also should ask that VDOT ensure that 2-feet shoulders are installed along the path and that sufficient separation between the path and the roadway with protective measures as needed, such as on the bridge.
  • The project also needs sufficient signage to alert motorists to the presence of bicyclists and pedestrians.

To participate in the virtual meeting, please register here.

To call in without registering and participate in listen-only mode, dial 1-877-309-2074 and use access code: 742-434-905.

 VDOT is accepting comments through December 20, 2021 via the comment form on the project website, or by email to [email protected] Please reference “Compton Road Shared-Use Path” in the subject line.

 

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