VDOT News - Northern Virginia
April 10, 2018
VDOT Wants Your Input on Hunter Mill Bridge Project
Public information meeting is April 16 at Forest Edge Elementary School
RESTON – Join the Virginia Department of Transportation on Monday, April 16 to learn more about plans to replace the one-lane Hunter Mill Road (Route 674) bridge over Colvin Run with a two-lane bridge to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety. The existing bridge was built in 1974.
The bridge carries about 7,200 vehicles a day and is currently restricted to vehicles under 19 tons. It is projected to carry 11,000 vehicles a day by 2043, nearly 28 times the typical limit for a one-lane bridge.
Planned improvements include:
- Widening the bridge to allow one lane in each direction and four-foot-wide shoulders
- New concrete bridge deck and abutments
- Upgraded bridge railings
- Eliminating vehicle weight restrictions
- Repaving the road just north and south of the bridge
- Aesthetic treatment of the bridge walls to blend with the surrounding area and maintain the historic character of Hunter Mill Road
This project is being financed with state and federal State of Good Repair funds used for maintenance of structures and bridges.
Residents are invited to stop by Forest Edge Elementary School, 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to view displays and learn more about the project. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m. VDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Give comments at the meeting, or e-mail or mail them by April 26, 2018 to Mr. Brian Morrison, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit the project page for more details.
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