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Glebe Road over Route 50

Bridge replacement and widening in Arlington

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
April 21, 2011

Est Completion Date
October 14, 2012

$6.5 million

Ft. Myer Construction Corporation


Northern Virginia

Charles Mel Harvey
Area Construction Engineer
Jay Babra
Construction Manager

Read the news release: VDOT Completes Glebe Road Bridge over Route 50

About the Project

This $6 million project ($958,000 preliminary engineering, $4.9 million construction) replaces and widens the Glebe Road bridge over Arlington Boulevard (Route 50). The entire bridge deck, about 100 feet long, will be replaced with pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete panels. The new span will be about 27 feet wider than the current bridge.

Renderings of the new bridge (below) show some of the following features planned:

  • a northbound left-turn lane to Route 50
  • a 17-foot shared use path on one side, 11-foot sidewalk on the other
  • improved site distance for right turns from Route 50 to Glebe Road
  • new signals
  • decorative wrought-iron picket fencing, gateway pillars and LED lighting

Renderings of the new Glebe Road bridge and lane configuration (click for larger view).

Traffic Impacts

Drivers can expect traffic shifts and lane closures in the project area. Daytime closures in both directions on Route 50 will begin at 9 a.m. Closures on westbound Route 50 will re-open by 2 p.m. to minimize impacts to rush hour traffic. Drivers can also expect lane closures on Glebe Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

No additional detours are anticipated at this time.


Community Meeting Presentation (June 2, 2011)

Project Number: 0120-000-118, C501, B609 (UPC 18860)

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