Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Dec. 22, 2009
WIDER, HIGHER ROUTE 1 BRIDGE OVER NEABSCO CREEK READY FOR MOTORISTS
Crews finish major reconstruction six months early
CHANTILLY—Beginning tomorrow, motorists will enjoy a new bridge along one of the busiest north-south corridors in
buPrince William County, as Virginia Department of Transportation crews lift lane closures on the Route 1 bridge over Neabsco Creek.
The $18 million bridge was demolished and rebuilt about seven feet higher than the old crossing, as it was prone to repeated flooding from Neabsco Creek.
Originally slated for completion in June 2010, crews finished all major reconstruction and paving six months early. “We are so pleased to remove this work zone just in time for the holidays,” said Chan Basnayake, P.E., VDOT construction engineer for Prince William County. “Some final detail work will be completed over the next several months, but we don’t anticipate any more major closures or impacts to traffic.”
The new bridge was also widened from four to six lanes to accommodate future improvements to Route 1 as well as bicycle and pedestrian lanes along the corridor. A detour road was constructed parallel to Route 1 so that the existing bridge could be demolished and reconstructed, and so that motorists could keep two lanes in each direction throughout the project.
For more information on the Route 1 bridge reconstruction and other VDOT projects, visit www.virginiadot.org.
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