According to VDOT website, it appears that they are making bicycle and pedestrian improvements not only for Idylwood Road but also on Chain Bridge Road. The purpose is to provide safer bicycle and pedestrian access to both areas. “On Idylwood Road, a five-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed on the south side of the Idylwood Bridge across I-495, connecting with the sidewalk on the bridge”.
I take this street a lot and I look forward to seeing how this work out. According to the website, the project begin date will be Fall 2015 and the estimate completion date is Summer 2016 for both Idylwood Road and Chain Bridge.
What do you think of these improvements?