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Route 29 over Little Rocky Run

Bridge replacement in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Jan. 2014

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

Cost
$17.6 million

Contractor
Shirley Contracting Company

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM
Project Manager
703-259-2232
Jitender "Jay" Babra
Construction Manager
703-259-2944
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build Projects
703-691-6710

Construction Update

Southbound Route 29 traffic currently on the new northbound Route 29 Bridge is tentatively scheduled to be shifted to the newly constructed southbound bridge on or about Tuesday, August 25. After this switch, traffic will be in its permanent configuration. The project is about 90% complete and scheduled for completion this fall.

Southbound traffic was shifted onto the new northbound bridge in March 2015. 

Northbound traffic was shifted onto the new bridge in January 2015.

About the Project

This project is replacing the structurally deficient Lee Highway (Route 29) bridge over Little Rocky Run and widening it to three lanes in each direction. It includes a ten-foot trail on the south side of the bridge, and a five-foot sidewalk to the north.

The old bridge was built in 1932 and was in overall poor condition, with a sufficiency rating of 20.9 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good). The sufficiency ratings developed by the Federal Highway Administration serve as a prioritization tool to allocate funds. The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete, and the service level provided to the public.

The bridge carries approximately 36,000 vehicles per day.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, drivers can expect some off-peak lane closures and traffic shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; and overnight on weekends as crews replace the bridge. All work is weather permitting.

Cost and Schedule

Estimated project cost

Engineering of roadway plans: $1 million
Right of way acquisition, relocation assistance and utility relocation: $3 million
Construction: $13.6 million
Total: $17.6 million

This project is being financed with federal funds.

Anticipated schedule

Substantial Completion – Late August 2015
Final Completion – Fall 2015

Resources

Project display (2MB) and typical section
Pardon Our Dust Meeting flyer (Oct. 2013)
 

UPC: 77322  
State Project: 0029-029-128 P101, R201, C501, B608
Federal Project: BR-5401(896)

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