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Georgetown Pike Trail

Utterback Store to Seneca Road

As many of you have seen, Phase II of the Georgetown Pike has finally gone to construction. Hopefully, phases 3 and 4 will follow closely behind. These segments will complete the "Western Gateway" portion of our Pike trail. This segment will connect with the Rt.7 trail being installed during the widening giving pedestrians and cyclist direct access to the Fairfax County Parkway trail and the W&OD trail. 

Phase II:  Utterback Store Road to Falls Chase Court
Start Date:  April 2015
Estimated Completion Date:  Summer 2015

This phase is funded by a federal highway grant GFTB secured in 2010. At the request of GFTB, the county is using this segment as a pilot project for use of a geotextile product which will allow for greater stabilization of the stone dust surface, especially on the slope. GFTB also negotiated the use of a fence-like structure to hide mandatory ADA compliant handrails. This action will help maintain the rural aesthetic in keeping with the historic designation of the Pike. GFTB will take responsibility for maintenance of this facility. 

There was some concern that too many trees have been cut down at the start of this process, therefore, negatively affecting the aesthetics of the Pike. We understand that it can be disturbing to see trees cut down. All trees that were cut are within the trail project's easement or on private property. In fact, the trail was moved closer to Georgetown Pike to mitigate the need for additional tree removal. If you have any questions or concerns about the trail or tree removal, please contact us.

Phase III:  Falls Bridge Lane
In Negotiations

Phase 3 will be a stone dust extension of existing trail at the end of Falls Bridge Lane. Several factors including the historic integrity of the Pike and tree preservation are being discussed in the negotiation of the trail's placement. 

Phase 4:  Falls Bridge Lane to Seneca Road
Estimated Start Date:  2019

One million dollars has been allocated for the future construction of trail from Falls Bridge to Seneca Road. Trail easement is already in place for the length of this segment. 

Join us WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 7:30 p.m. AT GF LIRBARY

for a meeting discussing the trail funding and construction process throughout Great Falls.

4th of July 5K

Trail Blazers is once again hosting the 4th of July 5K Fun Run/Walk and we need your help. This is a great project for adults and school-aged children to be involved in.

Please contact GreatFallsTrailBlazers@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.
Thanks!
 
The 5K is part of the
Hometown Celebration
sponsored by
Celebrate Great Falls.
Do you want to work to make Great Falls an even better community for future generations? Then join the Trail Blazers team! We are looking for thoughtful, committed residents to help with organizational needs from PR management to map making.
Interested? Contact us at GreatFallsTrailBlazers@gmail.com
and we will email you more details. 
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