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Route 27 over Route 110

Rehabilitating the Washington Boulevard bridge over Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Winter/Spring 2015

Est Completion Date
May 2018

$29.3 million

Judlau Contracting Inc.


Northern Virginia

Charles "Mel" Harvey, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer

About the Project

This project will modify and repair the Route 27 (Washington Boulevard) bridge over Route 110 (Jefferson Davis Highway) in Arlington County. The existing bridge, located adjacent to the Pentagon, carries three lanes of traffic in each direction, has a concrete sidewalk on each side and a 6-foot-wide concrete raised median. The bridge was built in 1941 and is considered structurally deficient. In 2002, Route 110 was realigned just south of the bridge. 

The bridge will be widened by 9 feet to 105 feet, to accommodate a 14-foot shared-use path on the east side, and an 8-foot sidewalk on the west. The superstructure will be replaced and widened, expanding the length of the bridge to 470 feet by adding two new end spans. The existing slab vault structure behind the abutments will be completely replaced by two new piers and abutments, adding an additional span at each end of the bridge.

The new bridge superstructure will be shallower than the existing bridge superstructure, increasing the westbound Route 110 vertical clearance from 15 feet 4 inches to 17 feet.

The new bridge's aesthetics include decorative wrought-iron picket fencing, low-level LED pedestrian lighting, gateway pillars, a recessed concrete pattern on parapets and forest-green color.

Top: Rendering of future Route 27 looking north
Bottom: Rendering of future Route 110 looking west.

Route 27 over Route 110 bridge renderings

Estimated project costs:
Preliminary engineering: $2.3 million
Right of way: $70,000
Construction: $26.9 million
Total: $29.3 million

Anticipated schedule:
Begin construction: Winter/Spring 2015 
Estimated completion: May 2018

Traffic Impacts

VDOT will maintain a minimum of two traffic lanes in each direction on both Route 27 and Route 110, other than temporary night time closures to install bridge girders. 

According to 2011 traffic counts, Route 27 carries 69,000 vehicles per day south of Route 110 and 46,000 vehicles per day north of Route 110, and Route 110 carries 62,000 vehicles per day east of Route 27 and 73,000 vehicles per day west of Route 27.


Public hearing brochure and presentation (Feb. 13, 2013)

UPC: 82131 State Project:0027-000-102,P101,C501,B603

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