Celebration for the New and Improved Bailey's Crossroads


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Sept. 13, 2004

 

Celebration for the New and Improved Bailey's Crossroads

 

The Bailey’s Crossroads Revitalization Corporation will host a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 10 to11 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the Columbia Pike Streetscape Project (County Project No. 8911). The ceremony will be held, rain or shine, at 3515 Courtland Drive, Falls Church, at the corner of Columbia Pike and Courtland Drive. The Bailey’s Crossroads Revitalization Corporation works with Fairfax County and the Mason District Supervisor’s Office on the revitalization of Bailey’s Crossroads and Seven Corners.

The Columbia Pike Streetscape project is part of the capital improvement program for commercial revitalization in the Bailey's Crossroads area. The project improvements extend approximately one mile along Columbia Pike from Lacy Boulevard to the Arlington County line and include both streetscape and roadway improvements. Streetscape enhancements include 5-foot-wide brick-paved sidewalks, decorative printed crosswalks, acorn streetlights, landscaping and bus plazas. The roadway improvements include the removal of existing service roads and construction of additional through lanes.

Funding for the project is from commercial revitalization bonds. Construction cost for this project is $3.1 million.

Bailey's Crossroads has a vibrant and diverse history. Beginning as a farming community, it also held strategic significance during the Civil War, in which dummy cannons were mounted on its high ridges to deceive Union troops. Today, Bailey's Crossroads benefits from the presence of major roadways, stable residential areas and its proximity to Alexandria, Arlington and the District of Columbia. Improvements to the streetscape will serve to enhance the area's appeal.

The ceremony will include brief remarks by members of the Baileys Crossroads Revitalization Corporation Board and local elected officials. All local businesses and members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information about the ceremony, call 703-256-7717, TTY 711. For more information about the Columbia Pike Streetscape Project, call Jeanmarie Roberson, project manager, or Larry Ichter, chief, Transportation Design Branch, Planning and Design Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services at 703-324-5800, TTY 711.


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