FABB wants to make sure that everyone knows that the Scott’s Run Trail in McLean recently received an American Public Works Association Project of the Year for Transportation Award. Please reach out to your local elected officials and pass along your appreciation for the great work of county transportation, park authority, public works, and other planners and participants in this project. This project and its recognition amply demonstrate the quality of work Fairfax County is capable of performing.

The 8-foot wide Scott’s Run Trail is 2,676 linear feet long and connects Magarity Road at Westgate Elementary School to Colshire Meadow Drive near the McLean Metro Station. The trail, located in a stream valley park, includes a 90-foot bridge over Scotts Run Stream and a 50-foot bridge over a tributary. The trail is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and includes LED lighting for night use.  It is listed as a pedestrian trail because it involves a number of sharp switchback curves that make it unsuitable for bikes, especially when walkers are present. Nearby streets, such as Old Meadow Road, can serve riders in the area.

FABB still appreciates the trail because it represents the possibility for improving active transportation infrastructure across the county in way that, as the Project of the Year criteria lays out, protects the environment, is sustainable, improves safety, and involved the community in the project’s development. The award also highlights the project’s good construction management, safety performance, and exceptional efforts and innovations.

So, major kudos to the Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Capital Facilities Utility Design and Construction Division and Urban Forestry Management, Fairfax County Land Development Services, Sagres (construction contractor), and the engineering firms of Whitman Requardt & Associates, Rummel, Klepper and Kahl, and DMY Engineering Consultants.

Want to support the push for more trails and a connected trail network in Fairfax County? Join FABB by contacting us at [email protected].


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