Mt. Vernon Highway Trail Project

The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project will complete missing segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail between Richmond Highway (Route 1) and Southwood Drive. Fairfax County Department of Transportation is planning to construct a 10-foot shared-use path that will be approximately two miles in length. When complete, the trail will provide a continuous facility for pedestrians and cyclists along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway from Route 1 to the Mount Vernon Estates.

The project also includes construction of a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway bridge crossing Dogue Creek.  Marked crosswalks and curb ramps will also be added as part of the project. Check out the County’s project website for more information.

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FCDOT held a community meeting in March 2018 collecting public comments on conceptual designs for the project.  A follow-up public meeting will be scheduled once environmental impact assessment is complete and more details designs are available.

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