The Fairfax County Park Authority has released preliminary plans for the Pohick Stream Valley-Liberty Bell Trail project for public review and download.
According to a news release, the Pohick Stream Valley-Liberty Bell Trail project will connect the new Burke VRE Trail and Burke Lake Road with the sidewalk and bicycle lane on Burke Road to the Rolling Road VRE station. The Fairfax County Park Authority hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new trail in June 2012.
The release further states that a new pedestrian and bicycle asphalt trail is planned to run within Pohick Stream Valley Park parallel to Pohick Creek. The goal of the new trail is to make the “area suitable for use by a variety of trail users, while also significantly improving pedestrian access to local shopping centers and the Burke Centre and Rolling Road VRE Stations for the surrounding communities.” Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and continue through 2015.
Hard copies of the plans are also available from Supervisor Pat Herrity’s office located at the West Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Rd., in Springfield.
Residents have until Monday, Jan. 14 to submit comments. All written comments can be mailed to: Project Manager Thomas McFarland at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 406, Fairfax VA 22035.
- Ribbon-Cutting Saturday for Pohick Stream Valley Trail
- Alan Young of Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling blog