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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
March 2015

Est Completion Date
May 2019

Cost
$31.5 million

Contractor
Judlau Contracting

Locality
Arlington

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Yusaf Masud, P.E.
Construction

Note: This project was completed in May 2019.

About the Project

This project modified and repaired the Route 27 (Washington Boulevard) bridge over Route 110 (Jefferson Davis Highway) in Arlington County. The original bridge, located adjacent to the Pentagon, carried three lanes of traffic in each direction and had a concrete sidewalk on each side and a six-foot-wide concrete raised median. The bridge was built in 1941.

The bridge was widened to accommodate a 14-foot shared-use path on the east side (10 feet wide on the bridge approaches), and an eight-foot sidewalk on the west. The superstructure was replaced and widened, expanding the length of the bridge by adding two new end spans. The slab vault structure behind the abutments was completely replaced by two new piers and abutments, adding an additional span at each end of the bridge.

The new bridge superstructure is shallower than the original bridge superstructure, increasing the northbound 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. The crowning touch is signature medallions on the bridge’s gateway pillars honoring each of the four branches of the U.S. Military: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

Within the project limits, Route 27 averages up to 68,000 vehicles a day and Route 110 averages up to 62,000.

Top: Rendering of future Route 27 looking east
Bottom: Rendering of future Route 110 looking north

Route 27 over Route 110 bridge renderings

Schedule
Design Public Hearing - February 2013
Begin Construction - March 2015
Project Completion - May 2019

Estimated Costs:
Preliminary Engineering: $2.5 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $26,000
Construction: $29 million
Total: $31.5 million

This project was financed with federal and state funding.

Resources

Design Public Hearing - February 2013 

Brochure and Presentation

Project Numbers
State: 0027-000-102, P101, R201, C501, B603
UPC: 82131
Federal: BR-5401 (739), BR-5A01 (462), BR-5A01 (569)

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