In Design: Post Forest Drive and Random Hills Road Shared-Use Paths in Fairfax County

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Dec. 14 Virtual Design Public Hearing Info

Please note: A virtual design public hearing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 (in case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5) at 7 p.m., read more in the ad.

Post Forest Drive from West Ox Road to Random Hills Road

The sidewalk along the south side of Post Forest Drive will be upgraded to a ten-foot-wide shared-use path from just west of Black Ironwood Drive to Random Hills Road. 

In order to accommodate the ten-foot-wide shared-use path, Post Forest Drive will be restriped without bicycle lanes, curb and gutter will be modified as needed, and the bus shelter on eastbound Post Forest Drive just past Black Ironwood Drive will be moved or replaced. Post Forest Drive east of Random Hills Road will be restriped to align with the new road configuration.

Improvements at West Ox Road and Post Forest Drive include:

  • Adding crosswalks along the north and west sides of the intersection
  • Enhancing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps

Random Hills Road from Post Forest Drive to Monument Drive

The existing sidewalk along the east side of Random Hills Road will be upgraded to a ten-foot-wide shared-use path from Post Forest Drive to the existing shared-use path just beyond the Monument Drive overpass.

Improvements at Post Forest Drive and Random Hills Road include:

  • Adding a crosswalk along the north side of the intersection
  • Enhancing ADA curb ramps

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $3.5 million
Construction - $4.5 million
Total - $9.2 million

This project is financed with federal and state funding.

Benefits 

This project aims to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety, accessibility and connectivity to the I-66 bicycle/pedestrian network.

Major Milestones 

Virtual Public Information Meeting - August 2021
Virtual Design Public Hearing - Dec. 14, 2021
Virtual Design Public Hearing Comment Deadline - Jan. 3, 2022
Design Approval - Early 2022
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Early 2023
Begin Construction - Early 2025

Resources

Contact Info:

Hong "Jenny" Ha, P.E.
Location & Design
703-259-2907

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-259-2239

Other relevant links:

Virtual Design Public Hearing Ad and
Meeting Details - December 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting Video
PresentationComment SheetNews Release
Ad and Meeting Details - August 2021

Phase: In Design

UPC: 117083

State ID: 9999-029-457, C501, P101, R201

Federal ID: RSTP-5B01 (148)

Lat/Long: 38.855128, -77.364723

Locality: Fairfax

Page last modified: Nov. 16, 2021