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Sleepy Hollow Road Walkway Community Meeting Archive

The following information was compiled from previous community meetings related to the Sleepy Hollow Walkway project.

Fairfax County continues to submit the project plans to VDOT for review and acceptance to ensure the project meets all applicable design standards for work within the public right of way. The latest project plans are provided below which were submitted to VDOT on May 3, 2021. The project scope remains unchanged from the concept presented in the April 2019 public meeting.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a public information meeting on the Sleepy Hollow Walkway Project on Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Mason District Governmental Center in Annandale.

FCDOT recently completed the latest revisions to the plans for the Sleepy Hollow Road Walkway project.

The latest revision incorporates many of the comments received from the public including the following:

  • The width of the walkway in the vicinity of Dearborn Drive and Valley Brook Drive will be reduced from 8’ to 6’.  The proposed grass buffer width will be reduced from 4’ to 2’.  In addition to the sidewalk and buffer width reduction, the sidewalk will be moved into the existing parking lane to limit impacts to private property, and reduce tree loss.
  • Two of three retaining walls, previously shown in April 2018, have been removed from the latest plan.
  • Sidewalk will be added south of Malbrook Drive to tie-in with the sidewalk proposed by the Glavis Property development plan.
  • Between Marlo Drive and the Congressional School Entrance, the parking lane will be removed and the travel lanes will be narrowed to allow the proposed sidewalk to be shifted towards the roadway. This change was made to limit impacts to private property and minimize tree loss.  There will be no change to the traffic pattern in this area, only lane width adjustments.
  • Additional pedestrian crossing points will be proposed at the Congressional School Entrance and Carolyn Drive.
  • The width of the sidewalk between Holmes Run Road and Aspen Lane will be reduced from 7’ to 6’.

Sleepy Hollow Walkway Project plan sheets:

  1. Bay Tree Lane
  2. Dearborn Drive
  3. Valley Brook Drive Intersection
  4. Valley Brook to Church Entrance
  5. Malbrook Drive
  6. Kennedy Lane and Kerns Road
  7. Marlo Drive
  8. Holmes Run Road
  9. Valley Court and Eppard Street
  10. Sleepy Ridge Road
  11. Overhill Road
  12. Aspen Lane
  13. Crooked Oak Lane
  14. Castle Place

The FCDOT project team held a series of small group citizen information meetings in February and March 2019 to give residents an opportunity to review the changes made to the plans and ask questions about the project in an informal setting.

FCDOT compiled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the comments and questions submitted for the project after the 2017 and 2018 meetings on the following topics:

Mason District Supervisor Penelope A. Gross and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a community meeting for the Sleepy Hollow Road Walkway Project on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mason District Office Large Community Room, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. This project will upgrade pedestrian facilities adjacent to Sleepy Hollow Road between Bay Tree Lane and Castle Place. 

The following updated graphics illustrate the proposed alignment of the walkway:

Sleepy Hollow Walkway Community Meeting Presentation - April 23, 2018

Owners of potentially affected properties and other interested parties were invited to review project information and submit comments via the feedback form on this page; by writing FCDOT at 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400; Fairfax, VA 22033; or by calling 703-877-5600 (TTY711). Public comments closed on May 11, 2018.

Previously, a community meeting about the project was held on March 29, 2017, at the Mason District Office. The following graphics and slide show were presented:

Sleepy Hollow Road Walkway Citizens Information Meeting Presentation - March 29, 2017

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 or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, 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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