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Walker Road over Piney Run

Bridge replacement in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Beginning of Summer 2018

Est Completion Date
End of Summer 2018

Cost
$4.9 million

Lengths and Limits
From 0.3 miles north of Route 743 (Colvin Run Road) to 0.4 miles north of Route 743

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Arifur Rahman, P.E.
Project Manager
703-259-1940
Terry Yates, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering Manager for Fairfax County
703-259-2413

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

Schedule

Design Public Hearing - February 3, 2016
Advertise for construction - Spring 2018
Begin construction - Beginning of Summer 2018
Complete construction - End of Summer 2018

Estimated Costs

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $850,000 
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $800,000 
Construction: $3.2 million 
Total: $4.85 million 

Traffic Impacts

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.

Resources

Design Public Hearing Resources

Presentation, brochure and comment sheet (February 3, 2016)

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 brochure and comment sheet (June 3, 2015)

Community meeting postcard (June 3, 2015)

Display Boards

Plan Alternative 1, Plan Alternative 2, Plan Alternative 3

Plan Alternative 4

Aerial View Renderings

Alternative 1, Alternative 2, Alternative 3

Alternative 4A, Alternative 4B, Alternative 4C

Project Numbers

State: 0681-029-717, P101, R201, M501, B602
Federal: BROS-5401(853)
UPC: 84383                                                                                                       

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