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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project

Project News and Updates

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) recently completed the intermediate design (60% Plans) for the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project. Comments from the March 14, 2018, public information meeting to address pedestrian safety were incorporated into the design plans, which include:

  • A Pedestrian Study was conducted to review all unsignalized pedestrian crossings and identify the appropriate location and treatments for the crossings within the project limits.
  • A trail separated from the roadway along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway is proposed between Grist Mill Road and Patton Boulevard.
  • Relocation of the trail between Peartree Landing and Southwood Drive. The trail is now proposed on the north side of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
  • A pedestrian-actuated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) is proposed for the pedestrian crossing on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway at Southwood Drive.

Project Background

Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Map Nov 2019In accordance to the Countywide Trails Plan, Fairfax County Department of Transportation’s Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project completes missing segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail between Richmond Highway (Route 1) and Southwood Drive for a length of approximately two miles. Once complete, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail will provide a continuous facility for pedestrians and cyclists along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway from Route 1 to the Mount Vernon Estates.

The project will consist of constructing a 10 foot Shared Use Path within the missing segments, which includes a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway bridge crossing Dogue Creek. In addition, this project will improve pedestrian crossings by providing marked crosswalks and curb ramps approved by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and standards.

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Estimated Project Cost And Funding

  • Project Budget: $6.5 million
  • Locally Funded
     

Community Meeting Information

The first public meeting for the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail project was held on March 14, 2018, at Mount Vernon High School.

Public comments were accepted through April 8, 2018.

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