VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard | Mike Murphy


March 8, 2022

Virtual Public Information Meeting March 15 on Shirlington Circle South Rotary Bridge Rehabilitation
Learn more and give feedback online at virginiadot.org/ShirlingtonCircle

ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information meeting Tuesday, March 15 on plans to rehabilitate the Shirlington Circle south rotary bridge over I-395 to improve safety for drivers and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1973 and connects the southbound I-395 collector-distributor lanes and southbound Shirlington Road to North Quaker Lane at the I-395 Exit 6 interchange.

The project includes:

  • Resurfacing the concrete bridge deck and closing deck joints
  • Repairing concrete piers and abutments
  • Repairing and repainting steel beams
  • Adding protective concrete barriers adjacent to piers
  • Replacing bearings
  • Upgrading guardrails adjacent to the bridge

The bridge averages 7,400 vehicles a day based on 2019 data.

The project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funds used for bridges.

Get Involved

In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual meeting and give feedback in the following ways through Friday, March 25:  

  • Attend the Tuesday, March 15 online Register at virginiadot.org/ShirlingtonCircle or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 855-797-9485 (use access code 2531-744-9345). The project team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. In case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Monday, March 28.
  • Provide comments via the online survey or by email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov.
  • Mail comments to Mr. Vicente Valeza, Jr., P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Meeting materials and the presentation will be available online at virginiadot.org/ShirlingtonCircle, including the recorded presentation after the meeting.

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