VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michael Murphy


Feb. 9, 2023

South Oak Street Closure in Falls Church Begins Feb. 13
Detours during replacement of bridge over Tripps Run until late 2023

FALLS CHURCH – Beginning Monday morning, Feb. 13, weather permitting, South Oak Street between Timber Lane and South Lee Street will be closed to through traffic to replace the bridge over Tripps Run, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Vehicles needing to reach properties on South Oak Street between Timber Lane and South Lee Street will have access; however, they will not be able to go beyond the point of bridge replacement in either direction.

Through traffic will be detoured via the following routes until late 2023:

  • Northbound South Oak Street: Timber Lane, Parker Avenue, South Spring Street and West Broad Street (Route 7) back to South Oak Street.
  • Southbound South Oak Street: South Lee Street, West Broad Street (Route 7), South Spring Street, Parker Avenue and Timber Lane back to South Oak Street.

Pedestrian access along South Oak Street between Timber Lane and South Lee Street will be safely maintained at all times.

The existing South Oak Street bridge was built in 1953 and has a 10-ton weight limit. The new bridge, which will not have posted weight restrictions, will feature a concrete foundation, walls and deck. The bridge replacement project is scheduled for completion in late 2023.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.

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