Meeting on proposed Lee District bike lines is next week

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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is hosting an informational meeting Feb. 16 on proposed new bike lanes for five roads in Lee District. 

The creation of the bikes lines will happen this summer as VDOT does planned road paving along the selected streets, according to FCDOT’s Adam Lind. The new lanes do not include any new trails, but rather the repaving and restriping of existing roads. 

Among the new lanes being added include a nearly one-mile stretch of the heavily trafficked Harrison Lane, which is used as an access point to Huntley Meadows, as well as Memorial Street from South Kings Highway to Route 1. 

The full list of proposed lanes: 

  • Harrison Lane from South Kings Highway to Lockheed Boulevard
  • Memorial Street from South Kings Highway to Richmond Highway
  • Bedrock Road from Harrison Lane to Green Spring Lane
  • Vantage Drive from South Kings Highway to Bedrock Road
  • Rolling Stone Way from Bedrock Road to Vantage Drive

As of fall 2016, the county had  368 miles of bike lanes, shared-use paths and trails. Per the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors, the county is aiming to create a 1,130-mile bike network. Because there were few road paving projects in Lee District last summer, there were not no major bike lane projects. However, the Telegraph Road bike lanes were upgraded to include a two-foot buffer and a two-stage left turn at the intersection of Telegraph and Beulah Street.

The Feb. 16 meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Groveton Elementary School, which is located at 6900 Harrison Lane. FCDOT and VDOT officials will be on hand to show preliminary designs for the project, Lind said. 

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