FORT LEE, Va. (April 15, 2010) – Construction is currently underway on a running and walking route that will extend from A Avenue to C Avenue along Sisisky.

When finished, the concrete path will be nearly two miles long and will give the Fort Lee community safe and secure access to the post exchange and commissary, said Shawn Shelton, Directorate of Public Works project manager.

The Sisisky Walking and Running Route should be complete by the end of summer, said Shelton.

“We see spouses and children using this route the most,” he said.

This route is yet another project that supports the Fort Lee community.

“This running and pedestrian path is part of Fort Lee’s commitment to quality of life and the Army Family Covenant initiatives,” said Larry Constantine, DPW director. “It will provide a safe travel route from our major Family housing neighborhoods to the installation’s main community support areas, such as the commissary, post exchange, golf course, etc.”

This may be the first of many paths on Fort Lee, said Constantine.

“The plan is to have additional routes such as this one constructed within the next few years, so the Fort Lee community can park their vehicles and have safe, secure paths throughout the installation,” he said. “That will make us more ‘green’ while promoting better health.”