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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Wiehle Avenue at the W&OD Trail Pedestrian Improvement Project

News & Updates - Spring 2022

Google maps image of W&OD at Wiehle(Updated May 10, 2022) The relocation of utilities for Wiehle Avenue at W&OD trail project is moving forward as planned. Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) completed the relocation of their overhead transmission facilities in August 2021. Adjustment of other utility facilities is necessary to accommodate the proposed trail improvements and pedestrian bridge construction over Wiehle Avenue. The relocation of AT&T's line, one of the nine utility facilities to be relocated, was completed on March 21. The relocation date(s) of the remaining utilities will start May 16, 2022. 

Throughout the relocation of utility facilities for the trail 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 Wiehle Avenue to Isaac Newton Square West.    
  • The gravel trail from Wiehle Avenue to Isaac Newton Square West.
  • Approximately 200’ of the paved and gravel trail east of Wiehle Avenue.
  • The sidewalk along Wiehle Avenue from Sunset Hills Road/Wiehle Avenue intersection to Roger Bacon Drive/Isaac Newton Square South intersection.

To maintain an uninterrupted pedestrian and bike traffic during the utility relocation:

  • Trail users will be detoured to the adjacent gravel or paved trail during the utility relocation activity. 
  • Appropriate traffic control signs will be installed for the closure of sidewalk along Wiehle Avenue. 
    • Signs will be installed in advance of the closure to direct the pedestrian and bike traffic to use the existing crosswalk at south of Sunset Hills Rd, the crosswalk at Sunset Hills Road/Wiehle Avenue intersection and the crosswalk at Roger Bacon Drive/Isaac Newton Square South intersection. 

For more information, please contact Sonia Shahnaj, Project Manager, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, by email at Sonia.Shahnaj@fairfaxcounty.gov or by calling 703-877-5600.

The relocation of utilities is expected to be completed by July 2022. The construction of the trail project is scheduled to begin in Fall 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 Completed November 2021
  • Utility Relocation Completion Expected June 2022
  • Construction To Begin Fall 2022
  • Construction Completion Fall 2023

Project Resources


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