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Mike Murphy 703-638-8547


April 27, 2021

Rehab of North Glebe Road Bridge over Pimmit Run in Arlington Underway
Project scheduled for completion this fall

ARLINGTON – Work is underway to rehabilitate the North Glebe Road (Route 120) bridge over Pimmit Run, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The bridge was originally built in 1973 and currently carries about 13,000 vehicles a day. The improvements will extend the overall life of the bridge and improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. They include:

  • Replacing bridge beams, deck and barriers
  • Repairing, waterproofing and providing corrosion protection to abutments and piers
  • Replacing barriers and railings along bicycle and pedestrian connection to trails
  • Upgrading guardrails and drainage

The $9.9 million project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funding used for bridges. The project is scheduled for completion this fall.        

During construction, lane closures on North Glebe Road are allowed on the following weekly schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday night through Thursday night: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday night: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Saturday night: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Sunday night: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

During construction, the path along the bridge will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians, and the Potomac Heritage Trail under the bridge will remain open to pedestrians. When needed, path and trail access will be controlled by flaggers.

This summer, North Glebe Road between Military Road and Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) will be closed for about nine days to efficiently replace the bridge deck and beams. Traffic will be detoured via Route 123, Kirby Road and Chesterbrook Road back to North Glebe Road. The dates, times and details will be announced as they are confirmed.

Learn more on the VDOT project webpage.

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