FABB encourages local riders in the Fair Lakes-Fair Oaks-Government Center area to participate in a virtual public information meeting on new shared-use paths on August 26 at 7:00 pm. The Virginia Department of Transportation will make a presentation on planned improvements for bicyclist and pedestrian safety, accessibility and connectivity to the I-66 bicycle/pedestrian network along Post Forest Drive and Random Hills Road.
The improvements will be made on Post Forest Drive from West Ox Road to Random Hills Road and along Random Hills Road from Post Forest Drive to Monument Drive. They included the installation of ten-foot-wide shared-use path on the south side of Post Forest Drive. This change requires Post Forest Drive to be restriped without bicycle lanes with curb and gutter modifications. Similarly, the existing sidewalk along the east side of Random Hills Road will be upgraded to a ten-foot-wide shared-use path. The project also includes pedestrian improvements at the West Ox Road/Post Forest Drive and Post Forest Drive/Random Hills Road intersections.
Information for accessing and participating in the virtual meeting is available at www.virginiadot.org/PostForest. The project team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation.
This is a great opportunity to show support for VDOT efforts to improve and expand bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
If unable to participate, you can still provide comments by September 7, 2021 via the comment form on the project website, by mail to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or by email to [email protected]. Please reference “Post Forest Drive and Random Hills Road Shared-Use Paths” in the subject line.
To call in without registering and participate in listen-only mode, dial +1-877-309-2071 and use the access code: 979-679-462.
Mark your calendars and Speak Up! in support of the needed expansion of bicycling networks.