Walker Road over Piney Run
|Bridge replacement in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Beginning of Summer 2018
Est Completion Date
End of Summer 2018
Lengths and Limits
From 0.3 miles north of Route 743 (Colvin Run Road) to 0.4 miles north of Route 743
About the Project
The purpose of this project is to replace the bridge on Route 681 (Walker Road) over Piney Run in Fairfax County.
The existing bridge was constructed in 1932 and has been identified as a project for replacement. The existing bridge is 19 feet in length and has a total width of approximately 22 feet, and can accommodate alternating one-way traffic. The bridge was constructed with rolled steel beams and a timber deck.
The new bridge will consist of a 50-foot-long single-span structure with a total width of 40 feet and will accommodate constant 2-way traffic without the use of existing yield signs. The new bridge will include an attached 6' sidewalk on the west side of the road to accommodate future trails planned by Fairfax County.
Schedule & Costs
Design Public Hearing - February 3, 2016
Advertise for construction - Spring 2018
Begin construction - Beginning of Summer 2018
Complete construction - End of Summer 2018
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $850,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $800,000
Construction: $3.2 million
Total: $4.85 million
The new bridge will be constructed in the same location as the existing bridge. The project is located on Walker Road about three quarters of a mile north of Leesburg Pike highway (Route 7). During construction, the road will be closed to traffic and a temporary detour will be implemented to route traffic around the project area. View the proposed detour plan.
The project will be constructed in accordance with the current Road and Bridge Specifications to comply with federal and state regulations pertaining to public welfare and safety.
After the project is complete, VDOT will continue to maintain the road system.
Design Public Hearing Resources
Plan Alternative 2 is being considered for Public Hearing based on minimal impact on adjacent properties and construction costs.
Aerial View Rendering - Plan Alternative 2
Public Information Meeting Resources
Community meeting presentation (June 3, 2015)
Community meeting postcard (June 3, 2015)
Aerial View Renderings
State: 0681-029-717, P101, R201, M501, B602