Michelle Fraser likes to walk her dogs, Molly and Kody, every day, and until recently, a section of her walk was messy and a little bit dangerous.
Now that the Glenkirk Sidewalk Project between Sterling Point and Linton Hall roads is complete, Fraser has an easier time of it. “I noticed they were constructing it a few weeks ago, and I realized it was just going to make my morning walk a lot easier. Now I don’t have to walk in the mud and the gravel. It helps me make a nice loop around the neighborhood.”
Funding for the $673,689 project, which was completed on time and within budget, came from the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program, a federal program administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Project Manager Billy Beavers said the Prince William Department of Transportation put the east-to-west sidewalk in at the request of area residents. “The project began with citizens wanting to tie this in so they could walk from Virginia Oaks … to get to Linton Hall Road. It’s a well-traveled road in the morning and in the evening. The major benefit is they’ll have a safer place to walk. There are a lot of school kids who walk up and down this road.”