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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
Jan. 2014

Est Completion Date
Oct. 2015

$17.7 million

Shirley Contracting Company


Northern Virginia

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Project Manager
Jitender "Jay" Babra
Construction Manager
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build Projects

Construction Update

Southbound traffic was shifted onto the new bridge in March 2015. 

Northbound traffic was shifted onto the new bridge in January 2015.

About the Project

This project is replacing the structurally deficient Lee Highway (Route 29) bridge over Little Rocky Run and widening 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 old bridge was built in 1932 and was in overall poor condition, with a sufficiency rating of 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 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

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

This project is being financed with federal funds.

Anticipated schedule

Substantial Completion – August 28, 2015
Final Completion – October 22, 2015


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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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