Friday, April 10, 2009

Information about Cycling Improvements to Gallows Road

We received this message today about improvements being planned for Gallows Road

As part of Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin modifying the pavement markings on Gallows Road in summer 2009 to better accommodate bicycles. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation and VDOT will host a meeting for residents to learn more about this project at Joyce Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, on April 14, 2009, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

A combination of striped, on-road bike lanes and wide curb lanes will be added this summer when the segment between Stenhouse Place (near the I-66 overpass) and Idylwood Road will be repaved. A second segment will extend these lanes north to Old Courthouse Road in 2010.

Fairfax County has identified Gallows Road as a critical link in its bicycle network. The proposed improvements will enhance bicycle access between Tyson’s Corner, the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail, and Dunn Loring/Merrifield Metro Station. These lanes will ultimately be extended south to the Springfield area.

For more information about this project or to learn more about bicycling in Fairfax County, visit

For questions about this news item, contact Ellen Kamilakis in the Department of Transportation at 703-877-5606, TTY 711.

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