Friday, October 19, 2012
W&OD bridge over Wiehle Ave funded
|Crash at W&OD Trail/Wiehle Ave|
We're pleased to report that $2.3 million has been allocated to build an overpass at that location. It was funded as part of improvements identified in the Reston Metro Access Group study, in which we participated several years ago.
There is a relatively low-hanging power line directly above this location which could complicate the project. A tunnel would be another option but would likely cost more than $2.3 million.
In the interim, $46,000 was allocated for installing a raised median and additional signage there. This is a relatively low cost measure that would help slow motorist at the crosswalk, especially those using the left turn lane.
Thanks to the Board of Supervisors for funding this project.