Jeanene Harris 703-259-2420
Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
Aug. 27, 2015
WALNEY ROAD BRIDGE OPENS TUESDAY
Expect shifting lanes over the coming months as work continues
CHANTILLY—On Tuesday, September 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation will remove the Walney Road detour from Westfields Blvd. to Mariah Court, weather permitting. The roadway will be open to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction while construction on the project continues. The detour, which has been in place since April 13, allowed for the bridge replacement to be expedited safely and efficiently.
The $14.8 million project widens Walney Road from two to four lanes near Willard Road to help improve safety and ease congestion, as well as replaces the 85-foot-long bridge in Fairfax County. Much work remains until the project is completed in December 2015. This work includes: the completion of the new lanes, installation of the bridge walls and railings, final pavement markings, final details to open the new sidewalks, seeding and lighting installation.
Project Milestones to Date:
- The former bridge structure was removed.
- A new, wider bridge was constructed.
- Utilities were relocated and a new water main was installed.
- Walney Road was upgraded from two lanes to four.
- New pedestrian walkways were installed on both sides of the roadway.
- The existing trail from Westfield through the park was improved.
The Walney Road Widening and Bridge Replacement project is scheduled for completion in December 2015. Walney Road will be widened to include five-foot bike lanes in both directions, a sidewalk on the west side and a shared-use path on the east side.
Access to all adjacent properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. All private and commercial entrances within the project limits will remain open for the duration of the project.
The project is being constructed by Allan Myers.
The Walney Road bridge was built in 1980 and is now functionally obsolete. The road carries more than 21,000 vehicles a day.
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