Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion
|Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
Note: The bridge is closed until winter 2018/19, a detour is in place (see below under "Traffic Impacts").
About the Project
This project constructed a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and made intersection improvements (including a new median) at Marsteller Drive.
In March 2014, the weight limit on the historic wrought-iron truss bridge was reduced from six tons to four. The bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections.
VDOT originally planned to repair the truss bridge and reopen it for northbound use, however, upon removal, the bridge showed substantial structural deficiencies. A revised plan/design was developed with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the community that allows the truss bridge to remain on the National Register of Historic Places.
Construction will resume in July 2018 to implement the revised plan/design. Aden Road will once again be closed at the railroad to facilitate the work; a detour will be in place (see below under "Traffic Impacts.") The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.
Built in 1882 for the Keystone Bridge Company, the truss bridge was purchased in the early 1900s and moved to Aden Road by Norfolk Southern, who transferred ownership to VDOT in 2014.
Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036.
Aden Road between Colvin Lane and Marsteller Drive is closed to through traffic until winter 2018/19. Residents and businesses within the closure area, emergency vehicles and school buses have access to the closed portion of Aden Road; however, they aren't able to go beyond the railroad in either direction.
Traffic is being detoured via Aden Road, Fitzwater Drive (Route 652) and Route 28 back to Aden Road (see detour map on right).
- Preferred option (May 2013)
- Preliminary options considered (Jan. 2013)
- Location map
- Memorandum of Agreement (May 2013)
- NEPA Documentation Concurrence (Oct. 2013)
- Categorical Exclusion (Aug. 2013)
September 2013 Public Hearing
December 2011 Public Information Meeting
An information meeting was held in December 2011, to present preliminary plans to improve safety and add capacity for the structurally deficient bridge, and to receive comments and suggestions on this historically significant bridge and impacts to the surrounding area.