|The Cross County Trail near Americana Park.|
The Fairfax County Park Authority is planning to pave a 7,800-foot stretch of the Cross County Trail in Wakefield Park between Braddock Road and Americana Park in Annandale.
The public is invited to a meeting on the project Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at Kings Glen Elementary School, 5401 Danbury Forest Drive, Springfield.
The trail, officially known as the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail, is one of the most heavily used in the county. It needs to be paved because it floods after heavy rains, and soft-gravel trails are harder and more expensive to maintain, says project manager Bill Boston.