This past summer we heard a lot about the Vesper Trail, a multi-use path which will connect portions of Vienna to the Silver Line and West Tysons. Tonight at Westgate Elementary School in Tysons (7500 Magarity Road) at 6:30 PM FCDOT and Fairfax County staff will present their next trail connectivity plan for Tysons: the Scott’s Run Trail.
The trail is located between the Magarity Road area of Pimmit Hills and the McLean metro station. It will partially meander through portions of the Scott’s Run stream valley, using two trail bridges to cross the stream and its tributary.
If the name Scott’s Run sounds familiar from a construction stand point, it’s likely because of the multi-million square foot mixed use development under way by Cityline Partners. The stream valley and trail/pedestrian open space is a central consideration for Cityline who envisions the park and stream valley as a gathering space with opportunities for stages, overlooks, and seating. This trail will interweave with that concept, while also providing pedestrian and bike access through a heavily populated portion of East Tysons.
The trail will be approximately 1/2 mile long and 8 feet wide. The estimated project cost is just over 2 million dollars and is funded via the Federal Regional Surface Transportation program. This meeting is one of the initial steps to gather input from the community. Property acquisition will continue through early 2017, with final design extending through 2018. Final construction would begin in the Fall of 2019.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still submit your thoughts or comments online to Fairfax County here.