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Sleepy Hollow Road Walkway Project

Community Meeting News

Public Meeting Held April 22, 2019

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

Project News and Updates

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

Community Meeting Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Two community meetings have been held about this project in 2017 and 2018. The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were compiled from the comments and questions submitted for the project on the following topics:

For presentation boards and information from the community meetings, please visit the project's Community Meeting Archives.

Project Background

The new pedestrian facility will include the following:

  • 5,800 feet of new concrete sidewalk between Bay Tree Lane and Castle Place to complete missing links in the existing sidewalk network.
  • Several pedestrian crossing points of Sleepy Hollow Road will also be upgraded by the project including at Bay Tree Lane, Dearborn Drive, Kennedy Lane, Kerns Road and Castle Place.
  • Other infrastructure improvements related to the project include curb & gutter, curb ramps, driveway entrances, retaining walls, drainage improvements, roadway and signing modifications.

Sollepy Hollow Road Walkway Map

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.