VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Mike Murphy | Kathleen Leonard
May 16, 2022
Learn about Repairs to the South Abingdon Street Bridge over I-395 in Arlington
Presentation available online at virginiadot.org/Abingdon395; Give feedback on project plans through June 1
ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is providing a virtual public involvement opportunity on plans to rehabilitate the South Abingdon Street bridge over I-395 to improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1970 and rehabilitated in 1994.
The project includes:
- Resurfacing the concrete bridge deck and closing deck joints
- Repairing concrete piers and abutments
- Adding protective concrete barriers adjacent to piers
- Extending and adding concrete in-fill walls between piers
- Replacing bearings and reconstructing bearing seats
The existing sidewalks on both sides of the bridge will remain and the bridge bicycle lanes will be restriped as part of the project.
The bridge averages 8,300 vehicles a day based on 2019 data.
The project is financed with federal and state funding.
In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, watch the virtual presentation and give feedback in the following ways through Wednesday, June 1:
- Watch the virtual presentation (also available in Chinese and Spanish) at virginiadot.org/Abingdon395.
- Provide comments via the online survey or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail comments to Mr. Sharif Ramsis, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
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