Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-877-5600
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4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Wiehle Avenue at the W&OD Trail Pedestrian Improvement Project

News & Updates

The Wiehle Avenue at W&OD Trail project is currently in the Land Acquisition Phase. Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) has recently completed their relocation design of the overhead electrical transmission lines. Relocation of DEV utilities is necessary to accommodate the proposed pedestrian bridge construction over Wiehle Avenue. The DEV utility work includes the removal of existing monopoles, installation of new poles, and the relocation of overhead transmission facilities. The DEV relocation work will begin in May 2021 and is expected to be complete by September 2021.

For detailed information and questions contact Dominion Energy Virginia by email to powerline@dominionenergy.com or by calling 888-291-0190. 

Throughout this project, the W&OD Trail will be relocated, and pedestrians will need to use the adjacent paved or gravel trails. The W&OD Trail, within the limits of relocation area, will be detoured during this work. Work areas include the following:

  • The paved trail from Michael Faraday Court to Wiehle Avenue
  • The paved trail from Wiehle Avenue to Isaac Newton Square
  • A portion of gravel trail east of Michael Faraday Court.
  • Trail users will be detoured to the adjacent gravel or paved trail during the utility relocation activity. 

The construction of the trail project is expected to begin in Summer of 2022.

Community Meeting - March 17, 2016

(FCDOT) held a design public hearing on Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Reston Community Center at Hunter Woods. Public comments were accepted through March 27, 2016.

Project Background

A new pedestrian bridge is being planned to improve vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station as noted in Reston Metrorail Access Group’s (RMAG) plan.The bridge will be located on the W&OD Trail and extend over Wiehle Avenue replacing the existing at-grade crossing. The new bridge will accommodate both the gravel path and asphalt W&OD Trail at this location. Minor roadway, sidewalk and median modifications will be made to Wiehle Avenue at this location to accommodate the bridge. Several utility relocations will be required for the project site along with the installation of drainage and stormwater management features.

Tentative Project Schedule

  • Land Acquisition Completion Spring 2021
  • Final Design Approval Spring 2021
  • Utility Relocation Completion Spring 2022
  • Construction Begin Summer 2022
  • Construction Completion Summer 2023

Project Resources


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