Photo courtesy of Fairfax County
The fourth phase of the Burke Centre VRE Connector project will link neighborhoods west of Oak Leather Drive to the Burke VRE station for pedestrians and bikers.
A community meeting to go over the project is scheduled for Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oaks Community Center. The meeting is hosted by supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock) and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.
According to Fairfax County, features of the new walkway-bike path will include:
A 1,200-foot asphalt trail through the wooded area north of Oak Bluff Court. Retaining walls and an open drainage system are required along this stretch to accommodate the trail. The trail will connect to the western terminus of Premier Court.
A 600-foot concrete sidewalk along the south side of Premier Court. Other improvements in this area include curb and gutter, new pavement, parking modifications and on-road bike lanes.
A crosswalk that will connect pedestrians from the new sidewalk on the south side of Premier Court to an existing sidewalk on the north side of Premier Court. On-road pavement markings will be added to Premier Court from the crosswalk to the Burke VRE Station.
The Oaks Community Center is located at 5708 Oak Leather Drive in Burke.
Fairfax County has asked any owners of properties that will be affected by this project, or anyone else who is interested, to engage with county staff by calling 703-877-5600. More information is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/pedestrian/burkevre-phiv.htm.