Under Construction: Route 7 Westbound over Sugarland Run Bridge Rehabilitation in Fairfax County

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This project is rehabilitating the westbound Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) bridge over Sugarland Run. The bridge was built in 1947 and widened in 2000.

The improvements include:

  • A new concrete bridge deck.
  • Bridge pier and abutment repairs.
  • Guardrail upgrades and new curb and gutter in the area of the bridge.

The project originally called for further improvements including widening the bridge and extending the acceleration lane from the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) on-ramp to Dranesville Road (Route 228); these components are no longer part of the project. 

This section of Route 7 (westbound and eastbound combined) averages 59,000 vehicles a day.

Estimated Costs 
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Construction - $3.1 million
Total - $4.4 million

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


This project aims to improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge.

Major Milestones 

Design Public Hearing - October 2018
Advertise for Construction - June 2020
Construction Contract Awarded - September 2020
Begin Construction - September 2020
Final Completion - Spring 2021


Contact Info:

Dinesh Singh, P.E., CCM

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Project Update Displays and Presentation -
June 2019

Previous Meetings >>

Major funding source: State of Good Repair

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 104556, 111678

State ID: 0007-029-113, P101; 0007-029-381, B643

Federal ID: STP-PM09 (324); NHPP-5B01 (139)

Lat/Long: 39.013248, -77.368648

Locality: Fairfax

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Page last modified: Feb. 23, 2021