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Project News and Updates

Community Meeting Held March 22; Public Comments Due April 14, 2017

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a community meeting concerning the Georgetown Pike Trail Phase III and Phase IV projects on March 22, 2017, at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 7-9 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room. County Staff presented information on the project and took questions.

Owners of potentially affected properties and other interested parties are invited to review and discuss the project with County staff. The public is invited to comment on the project via the submission form on this page; by writing to FCDOT at 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033; or by calling 703-877-5600. Comments are due by Friday, April 14, 2017.

Project Background

In January of 2001, the Board of Supervisors entered into an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to construct a pedestrian trail along the north side of Georgetown Pike from River Bend Road westward to Seneca Road, a distance of approximately 4.2 miles. Phase I, located in the Village Center and Phase II, between Utterback Store Road and Falls Chase Court, have been completed.

Phase III will complete a 250’ long section between Falls Chase Court and Falls Bridge Lane. Click on the image below to expand.

This segment of the trail is the recipient of federal funds. Because of the federal funding, and because Georgetown Pike itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this segment of the trail must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. In addition to presenting design features, FCDOT is actively soliciting comments regarding what effect, if any, the proposed trail is likely to have on historic resources in the vicinity.

Phase IV will complete a 1200’ long section between Falls Bridge Lane and Seneca Road. Local funds are utilized for this project. Design elements of the trail will be discussed at the March 22 meeting. Click on the image below to expand.

When these two phases are completed, the trail will be continuous from Utterback Store Road to Seneca Road, a distance of approximately 0.8 miles.

Project Schedule

The project scope is currently undergoing a federally-required environmental process/review prior to design. Upon completion of the review, a project schedule will be developed.


FCDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.


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