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Route 29 over Little Rocky Run

Bridge replacement in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 2014

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

Cost
$17.7 million

Contractor
Shirley Contracting Company

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Seth Bourne,
Shirley Contracting
Design-Build Manager
703-668-0288 ex.17
Jay Babra,
VDOT Construction Manager
703-259-2944

About the Project

This project will replace the structurally deficient Lee Highway (Route 29) bridge over Little Rocky Run and widen it to three lanes in each direction. It includes a ten-foot trail on the south side of the bridge, and a five-foot sidewalk to the north.

The current bridge was built in 1932, and is in overall poor condition. The current sufficiency rating for the existing bridge is 20.9 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good). The sufficiency ratings developed by the Federal Highway Administration serve as a prioritization tool to allocate funds. The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete, and the service level provided to the public.

The Route 29 bridge carries approximately 36,000 vehicles per day.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, drivers can expect some off-peak lane closures and traffic shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; and overnight on weekends as crews replace the bridge. All work is weather permitting.

Cost and Schedule

Estimated project cost:
Total cost: $17.7 million
Engineering of roadway plans: $1.1 million
Right of way acquisition, relocation assistance and utility relocation: $3.3 million
Construction: $13.4 million

This project will be financed using federal funds.

Anticipated schedule:
Substantial Completion – August 28, 2015
Final Completion – October 22, 2015

Resources

Project display (2MB) and typical section
Pardon Our Dust Meeting flyer (Oct. 2013)
 

UPC: 77322  
State Project: 0029-029-128 P101, R201, C501, B608
Federal Project: BR-5401(896)

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