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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New sidewalk planned for Backlick Road

The red line shows where a new sidewalk is planned on Backlick Road.
Staff from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will explain plans for a new walkway along Backlick Road in Annandale at a community meeting on Nov. 9.

The meeting, hosted by Mason Supervisor Penny Gross, starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Government Center.

The $1.5 million project calls for a 750-foot long, six-foot wide sidewalk between Degroff Court and Cindy Lane, along with drainage improvements consisting of new curbs and gutters, curb ramps, and reconstruction of driveway entrances. The cost covers right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and tree removal, as well as construction.

Funds come from the county’s 2014 transportation bond. Construction would be done in 2020.

5 comments:

  1. The same strip with no police monitoring for speeders over 25mph after Poe middle school lets out. Buses have a difficult time getting onto Backlick rd. due to drivers not slowing down.

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    1. That road has a relatively high speed limit for the area and is also blocks away from poe. I think you are confused.

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  2. Thank you,
    When walking in the evenings, the sidewalk disappears in this section. It is good that the sidewalk is being added.

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  3. Curbs with outflow gutters into Annandale Acres?

    Annandale Acres and water issues since 1962, is this to be another?

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  4. I think this is great but I feel it is more needed along Braddock Road. There are parts of Braddock Road (Between Backlick & 495) with no sidewalks and people actually walk out into the road way to walk down the street. Quite dangerous. The section on Backlick does need a sidewalk but at least for now it has a path parts of Braddock does not even have a path.

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