W&OD Trail Detour in Falls Church Gets Easier.

Friday, March 27, 2020

by Ed hazelwood — Member-at-Large

Shortly after 11 am on Friday March 20 a new section of temporary pavement opened up alongside the new W&OD trail bridge that is crossing Lee Highway in Falls Church. PPTC ExCom just happened to be on the scene when some of the very first riders to use this new way of getting around the construction rode along. Due to Social Distancing, no interviews were conducted. Progress is being made on the bridge which will provide a major safety enhancement to the much-used Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The new bridge is scheduled to open in Fall 2020. The previous detour sent cyclists on to nearby streets. It’s possible the old detour may get reimplemented from time to time depending on construction needs. Crews currently are working on the bridge deck by installing steel and preparing for upcoming concrete deck pours that are anticipated to be complete in late April. 


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