Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Aug. 23, 2012
GLEEDSVILLE ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENING
Gleedsville Road bridge before improvements (left) and nearing completion (right).
LEESBURG―Gleedsville Road, which has been closed to thru traffic since early June while the Virginia Department of Transportation replaced the bridge over Sycolin Creek, will re-open on or before Aug. 26. Crews will continue to complete minor items on the project through September.
Crews replaced the 77-year old bridge in a little over two months to re-open the road in time for the new school year. The new bridge includes two 11-foot lanes and two four-foot paved shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge and approaches were raised about two feet to improve hydraulic performance at the stream crossing.
The total project cost was about $3.5 million. Fort Myer Construction Corporation was the contractor for the project. Visit VDOT’s project page for more information.
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