The region’s transportation planning board is recommending more than $5.4 million to be set aside for 11 projects to improve pedestrian and bike access in Northern Virginia.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board is expected to vote in favor of the projects at its meeting Wednesday. The projects were selected from 22 submissions totaling more than $16.4 million.
Funding will come from the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Set Aside program for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Projects are generally geared toward improving transit options for non-drivers, supporting regional activity centers, providing access to high-capacity transit, improving access to the disabled, and providing safe routes to schools.
Here are the projects to be voted on Wednesday:
-Four Mile Run Trail Connection ($241,000)
-Improved access for the disabled in Rosslyn and Ballston ($392,000)
-Judicial Trail connection ($174,800)
-Vienna bike-Metro connection improvements ($800,000)
-Fair Lakes Boulevard walkway ($480,000)
City of Falls Church
-W&OD Trail improvements ($274,250)
Prince William County
-Sudley Road sidewalk ($148,000)
-Mill Street crosswalks ($147,280)
-Gemini Way pedestrian improvements ($880,000)
-Colchester road sidewalk improvements ($1,527,400)
Town of Hillsboro
-Grave Mill Trail/Shared-used path - ($375,890)
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