Bike routes and trails in Centreville area connecting to future I-66 trail.

Before you head off to SpringFest on Saturday, April 27, please plan on stopping by the public information meeting being held by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) on the the Off Corridor portions of the I-66 Outside the Beltway Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail.

The meeting is from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Centreville Elementary School Cafeteria at 14330 Green Trails Boulevard in Centreville.

The meeting will include an overview of construction on I-66 by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and a review of the proposed trail along the I-66 corridor, including the off-corridor segments being funded by Fairfax County.

That’s all good, but here’s the really cool part – the meeting will include an interactive exercise to explore possible names for the new trail! Plus attendees get to submit names and weigh in on a sampling of previously suggested names. (Don’t worry if you can’t attend. FCDOT plans to host a subsequent online survey to vote on the trail names, which will then be presented to the Board of Supervisors and Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board for approval.)

We’ve heard a few excellent suggestions. There is the Shenandoah Trail, which harkens back to I-66’s historic name, and the Orange Trail because it parallels the Metro Orange Line. How about the “Low-impact Transport” or LIT Trail? If you have better ideas, let us know and we’ll make sure they get to FCDOT for consideration.

Mark you calendars and see you there!


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