View Full Version : Custis Trail Paving around Ballston: 8/22-8/26

Tim Kelley
08-22-2011, 08:16 AM
From the Parks department,

"We're scheduled to start the repair/paving work 8/22-8/26 on the Custis trail between Fairfax Dr. and George Mason Drive.

We will be posting and closing the trail in this area for the duration of the work and will post detour signs for trail users at N. Frederick St entry, N. 11th St. entry and Fairfax Dr. entry. The detour will take trail users onto N. Frederick St to N. 10th St. to George Mason Dr. to N. 11th St. at its dead end.

The section of trail from Fairfax Dr./Glebe Rd. will be detoured to the Bluemont Junction trail to George Mason Dr. to 10th St."

08-22-2011, 08:23 AM
Yay! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczDd2_X0DI)

I really like the whole video. Thanks for introducing that to me, Tim.

08-24-2011, 06:47 AM
new pavement is down, but still needs some smoothing

08-24-2011, 07:03 AM
It was just laid down when I went through last afternoon. Got a bunch of tar on my frame, and some sticky junk that took a half a mile or so to wear off my wheels. I thought sure I was going to get a flat from a little rock working its way into the tube.

It'll be sweet when it cures a bit though.

08-24-2011, 07:08 AM
I dunno about that. I came through this am and it definitely appeared to be a low bidder job.

08-24-2011, 09:13 AM
I've got some faith. They did a good job with the last section, so I'll wait til the end of the week to pass judgement

08-24-2011, 09:14 AM
I also went through there right after they opened it had to spend 5 minutes wiping the crap off my tires. They opened it way too early.