Friday, May 25, 2012

Wiehle Avenue Serious Accident

Friday, May 18, 2012

Trail Erosion Control Work End Date?

Talked to the folks working along the trail between Vienna and Hunter Mill Road today. They expect to be finished with the bank restoration work at the end of June.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bike to Work Day - Detour delayed

NVRPA has agreed to delay the closing of the trail between Hunter Mill Rd and Clarks Crossing Rd on Bike to Work  Day so that cyclists passing through the area before 9am will not have to detour along the unpaved sidepath. Normally the trail is closed much earlier. Thanks to NVRPA for helping Bike to Work Day cyclists. As Jeff mentioned in the previous post, there should be an increase in the number of bike commuters on that day (and hopefully in days following BTWD).

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bike to Work Day--Friday, May 18

Expect heavier than normal bike commuter travel on Friday because of the Bike To Work event. The Trail is a main commuter route and the number of cyclist will significantly increase during the hours of 6 a.m to 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2012

VDOT Public Hearing and Comment on Project Affecting W&OD Trail

The proposed project is called “Route 7 Truck-Climbing Lane and Operational Improvements” and it includes two roundabouts at the Rt.7 and Rt. 9 intersection near Clarks Gap west of Leesburg. The W&OD Trail crosses Rt. 9 at this location and Trail users would have to cross multiple lanes of the proposed roundabouts. Instead, VDOT is proposing a realignment of the Trail including underpasses to minimize trail user/automobile conflicts. Go to this link to get details and a map. The W&OD realignment is shown on the left side of the map. Stop by the public hearing for this project between 6 and 8 p.m. on May 9, 2012 at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Road, SW in Leesburg, or comments may be emailed or sent to James C. Zeller, P.E. at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, 22030 by May 19, 2012.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

There's construction on the trail to the west of Leesburg; it's being widened between the Rt 7/15 overpass and where the underground power line begins.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Member Orientation

The next new member orientation for the Trail Patrol will be held next to the W&OD trail at the intersection of the trail and Old Reston Avenue in Reston, at 9:00 on Saturday, May 19th. Bring a folding chair or something to sit on in case the benches are occupied. The session should last about an hour. New members who have already attended an orientation session do not need to attend.

If you haven't already, you can apply to the Trail Patrol here:

Dirck Harris
Training Coordinator
(703) 698-88081