Chain Bridge Road Sidewalk Improvements

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Fairfax City proposes to construct 1,850 linear feet of new sidewalk along the west side of Chain Bridge Road between Taba Cove and Warwick Avenue. Once complete, the sidewalk will provide a safe pedestrian connection between Old Town Fairfax and the growing Northfax area. The project also includes:

  • Improving bus stops.
  • Installing curb and gutter for better drainage.
  • Improving lighting.

On July 14, 2020, the Fairfax City Council passed a resolution approving the city’s application for SmartScale funding, a competitive Virginia Department of Transportation program that scores potential projects on several factors, including congestion mitigation, safety, economic development, environmental quality, accessibility, and land use. Once the projects are scored, they are then ranked and selected for funding by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

The city was awarded $9.25 million in SmartScale funding for this project. To construct the project, the city will need to acquire easements from some adjacent property owners.

A public hearing for the 60% designs is slated for summer 2024. Property acquisition and utility relocation would take place in 2025 followed by construction in 2026.

View the Jan. 9, 2024, work session presentation.

Fairfax City proposes to construct 1,850 linear feet of new sidewalk along the west side of Chain Bridge Road between Taba Cove and Warwick Avenue. Once complete, the sidewalk will provide a safe pedestrian connection between Old Town Fairfax and the growing Northfax area. The project also includes:

  • Improving bus stops.
  • Installing curb and gutter for better drainage.
  • Improving lighting.

On July 14, 2020, the Fairfax City Council passed a resolution approving the city’s application for SmartScale funding, a competitive Virginia Department of Transportation program that scores potential projects on several factors, including congestion mitigation, safety, economic development, environmental quality, accessibility, and land use. Once the projects are scored, they are then ranked and selected for funding by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

The city was awarded $9.25 million in SmartScale funding for this project. To construct the project, the city will need to acquire easements from some adjacent property owners.

A public hearing for the 60% designs is slated for summer 2024. Property acquisition and utility relocation would take place in 2025 followed by construction in 2026.

View the Jan. 9, 2024, work session presentation.

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