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Stafford Supervisors favor bike and pedestrian path on 610 bridge
Will Stafford County get a bike and pedestrian path on the State Route 610 bridge across Interstate 95?
That’s what the Board of Supervisors seems to want, according to a resolution it passed on Tuesday.
“Currently there are no pedestrian or bicycle accommodations that allow for a safe and comfortable passage across Interstate 95 along Garrisonville Road,” according to the resolution.
The resolution pointed out that roads along the 610 corridor have been expanded to handle increased traffic.
“With the increase in traffic and dangerous conditions along the Garrisonville Road corridor, there is a greater need for designated pedestrian and bicycle accommodations,” the resolution states.
The resolution also says that the I–95 express lanes project could make it even more difficult for bicyclists and walkers to get around the area safely.
The express lanes project will extend the HOV lanes from Dumfries to the Garrisonville exit. The project is expected to be completed in 2015.
County staff suggested that the addition of a bicycle and pedestrian path on 610 across I–95 could be tied to the express lanes project.
The resolution asks the Virginia Department of Transportation to consider including a new path as part of the express lanes project.
VDOT spokeswoman Kelly Hannon said the local office will send the resolution to Megaprojects, the VDOT department that is handling the express lanes project.
Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436