Dear W&OD Trail Users,
The W&OD Trail will be closed between Old Reston Avenue and Sunrise Valley Drive (Mile Markers 18 and 16) on Sunday, July 5th between the hours of 7 AM and 8 AM. This closure is to accommodate the World Police & Fire Games Half Marathon that is being held in Fairfax County. There will be approximately 360 participants for the half marathon and we anticipate minimal impacts during the one hour closure. Fairfax County Police and event staff will direct trail users to alternate routes (like Sunset Hills Road to Wiehle Avenue to Sunrise Valley Drive) but please plan accordingly should you be in the area on that day and time.
We encourage our trail patrons to use this chance to cheer on the athletes during these Games. The World Police & Fire Games are a spectacular international sporting event held every two years; offering 12,000 professional public safety employees from 70 countries an opportunity to showcase their athletic skills in over 60 sporting events being held here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
For more information on the World Police & Fire Games please go to www.fairfax2015.com on event schedules and locations.
Please feel free to contact the W&OD Trail office at (703) 729-0596 or via email at email@example.com if you have further questions on the trail closure.
We appreciate your patience!
W&OD Trail Management
Work at the Crestview Dr. and Van Buren St. crossings will include the addition of medians to provide a pedestrian refuge area at the mid-point of the roadway crossing, improved signage for both trail users and roadway vehicles, and lane narrowing on southbound Crestview Dr. Click here for Crestview Dr. and Van Buren St. plan information.
Work at the Ferndale Ave. and Grace St. intersections will include improved signage for both trail users and roadway vehicles, and pedestrian connection improvements to the trail.
Temporary traffic controls will be posted on the roadway and trail during construction.
April 11th 2014 Stakeholders Workshop Report
Routes 7 and 9 Interchange Construction in Leesburg – W&OD MM 38.5 at Clarkes Gap
The 100-foot-wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park in Virginia." But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, bicycling and skating and 32 miles of adjacent gravel trail for horseback riding. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, the multi-use W&OD Trail runs through the urban heartland and countryside of Northern Virginia.
W&OD Trail Hours: The park is open all year.
Location: The W&OD Trail runs from Shirlington near I-395 to Purcellville in Loudoun County.
Visit the Friends of the W&OD website at www.wodfriends.org