Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
May 21, 2009
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROVIDES SAFE ROUTE
Bicyclists and pedestrians get relief in heavily traveled area
FAIRFAX, Va.—Walking and biking around Seven Corners just got easier with the opening of the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over heavily traveled Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) in Fairfax County. The bridge links the Seven Corners Shopping Center with the residential community of Willston, two blocks from the Fairfax and Arlington County boundary.
The $5.2 million bridge is 141 feet long, with three-story stairwells at either end, and bicycle and wheel chair access ramps that stretch for nearly 300 feet on both sides of the bridge. Included in the project are trees and shrubbery at various locations on the site, flower beds at the landing of the ramps and an ornamental fence on both the east and westbound side of Route 50. A sidewalk was installed from Peyton Randolph Drive to the Willston Shopping Center.
"This pedestrian bridge is a great asset and safety feature for the residents and businesses in this area," said Morteza Salehi, VDOT's Northern Virginia District Administrator.
More information on the Route 50 Pedestrian Bridge and other VDOT projects is available at www.VirginiaDOT.org.
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