The treadmill or stationary bike may have to do for a while longer if you're nervous about venturing onto Gloucester's narrow roads for exercise.

But hang in there, because Virginia Department of Transportation projects are in the plans to bring bike and pedestrian lanes to two roads in the county.

A 1 3/4-mile stretch of Hayes Road, also known as Route 1216, will be widened for bikes and pedestrians, though funding just for preliminary engineering design isn't expected to come through until 2015, said a VDOT spokeswoman.

A second project is planned for 2.4 miles of Roaring Springs Road in the Court House Village area. This entails a "shared roadway bicycle path" from the intersection of Main Street to Beaverdam Park, said a VDOT spokeswoman.

This project, however, is on hold until 2018 when funding is available for preliminary engineering.