Route 7 Westbound over Sugarland RunImprovements including bridge rehabilitation/widening in Fairfax County
Note: A design public hearing was held Oct. 23.
About the Project
This project will rehabilitate and widen the westbound Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) bridge over Sugarland Run in order to improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was built in 1947.
The planned improvements include:
- A new, wider concrete bridge deck
- Widening and repairing the bridge pier and abutments
- Extending the acceleration lane from the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) on-ramp to westbound Route 7 to improve operations; the lane would be extended to Dranesville Road (Route 228) from its current terminus just before the bridge
- Guardrail upgrades and new curb and gutter in the area of the bridge
The project is being financed with state and federal State of Good Repair funds used for maintenance of structures and bridges.
Route 7 averages 59,000 vehicles a day in the project area, while Fairfax County Parkway averages 31,000 vehicles a day in the project area.
Design Public Hearing - October 2018
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Summer 2019
Begin Utility Relocation - Winter 2019/20
Begin Construction - 2021
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $655,000
Construction - $9.2 million
Total - $11.1 million
Design Public Hearing - October 2018 (Ad)
State: 0007-029-113, P101
Federal: STP-PM09 (324)