Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Nov. 19, 2010
BEULAH ROAD BRIDGE WILL RE-OPEN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
CHANTILLY – Repairs to the Beulah Road bridge over the Dulles Toll Road will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday night and the bridge will re-open to traffic no later than Wednesday afternoon, the Virginia Department of Transportation said today. The bridge has been closed since Nov. 17 when it was damaged after being hit by a flatbed truck traveling the Dulles Toll Road.
“The impact caused a severe crack in one of the primary beams,” said VDOT bridge engineer Nicholas Roper. “The repair will consist of welding steel plates onto the beam to splice it at the crack and restore its load-carrying capacity.”
Repairs will be made by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority which owns and operates the Dulles Toll Road.
Motorists can use Route 7 to Towlston Road and Trapp Road back to Beulah Road as an alternate route. Message signs are posted alerting motorists to the closure.
Beulah Road carries about 8,000 vehicles a day.
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