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Citizens Information Meeting: North West Street and Great Falls Street Sidewalks


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Citizens Information Meeting: North West Street and Great Falls Street Sidewalks

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia 1 Citizens Information Meeting North West Street and Great Falls Street Sidewalks North West Street- Great Falls Street to Brilyn Place Great Falls Street- North West Street to Osborn Street Preliminary Design March 30, 2016 Fairfax County Dranesville District
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia 2 Introduction/ Welcome Department of Transportation
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia 3 Department of Transportation Contacts • Fairfax County Dranesville District – Supervisor Foust’s office • Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) – Transportation Design (TDD) – Capital Projects (CPTED) • Fairfax County Department of Public Works & Environmental Services (DPWES) – Construction (UDCD) – Land Acquisition (LAD) • Design Consultant (Kimley Horn)
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia 4 Department of Transportation Contacts • City of Falls Church Department of Public Works Mike Collins, PE, Director 703-248-5287 Stephanie Rogers, PE, Transportation Engineering Supervisor 703-248-5459
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia 5 Meeting Agenda • Context & Background • Summary of preliminary design • Schedule • Q & A • “Open House” Department of Transportation
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia 6 Project Limits Department of Transportation Limits of New Sidewalk
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia 7 Department of Transportation Project Limits Rebuild Existing Signal - ADA ramps - Crosswalks Limits of New Sidewalk
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia 8 Work Within City of Falls Church • New traffic signal at Great Falls/ North West intersection • New ramps and crosswalks • City to fund improvements within city Department of Transportation Great Falls at North West
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia 9 Improvements will include • New concrete curb & gutter on existing edge of pavement • New 4’-6’ sidewalk and curb ramps • New storm drain inlets and pipes • New road striping Department of Transportation Great Falls from North West Street
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia 10 Department of Transportation North West Street from Great Falls Street
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia 11 Potential Additional Impacts Department of Transportation • Relocate or upgrade existing utilities (underground and/or overhead) • Tree impacts – Consult County Arborist – Some in right-of-way, some on private property • Fences and steps • Grading back slopes Great Falls north of Locust
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia 12 Preliminary Plan 6’ curb abutted sidewalk shown - subject to change Department of Transportation Orange dash- Proposed easement Gray: Sidewalk Orange: new curb ramp Blue dash: estimated limits of project impacts White lines: Property lines Red: Exist. VDOT right-of-way Magenta: Prop. right-of- way
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia 13 Great Falls Typical section Department of Transportation
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia 14 Great Falls Typical section with retaining wall Department of Transportation
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia 15 North West Typical section Department of Transportation
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia 16 Will the project impact my property? Department of Transportation • Limits of Disturbance show approximate area affected by construction. • Driveways, fences and trees may be impacted on properties adjacent to project. • If private property is to be impacted during construction, we will obtain an easement or right-of-way before work begins. LIMITS OF DISTURBANCE
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia 17 Options to reduce tree impacts • Eliminated 4’ buffer (VDOT must approve any buffer reduction) • Incorporate retaining walls into design • Variable sidewalk widths and locations • Subject to input from County Arborist Department of Transportation Great Falls at Hallwood
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia 18 Land Acquisition Process • Will occur after pre-final design complete. • Plats will be prepared showing easements and/or right-of-way needed. • Land Acquisition Agent will contact property owners to negotiate. Department of Transportation
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia 19 Construction • We will coordinate with you well in advance. • Fences may be temporarily removed & replaced. Relocation to private property may be necessary, if within the right-of- way. • Work hours are set by VDOT. Department of Transportation
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia 20 Preliminary Schedule • Intermediate Design – Spring 2016 • Pre-final Design – Fall 2016 • Land Acquisition –Spring to Fall 2017 • Final Design – Early 2018 • Construction – 2018 *An additional Citizens Information Meeting may be held if needed Department of Transportation
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia 21 Questions? Department of Transportation