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Walney Road over Flatlick Branch

Bridge replacement and widening in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
2014

Cost
$7 million

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Arifur Rahman, P.E.
703-259-1940
Nicholas Roper, P.E.
703-259-1953

A Categorical Exclusion (CE), National Environmental Policy Act document, has been prepared to evaluate the environmental impacts of replacing and widening the 70-foot-long Walney Road bridge over Flatlick Branch in Fairfax County.

The CE is available for your review and comment at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office located at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. Please call ahead at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or TTTY/TD 711 to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.

Submit your comments to Mr. Steven Varner at the VDOT District Office address above on or prior to February 3, 2014. You may also e-mail comments to Steven.Varner@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “Walney Road Bridge Rehab” in the subject line. For additional information please contact Steve Varner at (703) 259-2424. Please view this project page for proposed bridge plans, CE and Documentation of FHWA Review.

About the Project

This project will replace and widen the 70-foot-long Walney Road bridge over Flatlick Branch in Fairfax County. Walney Road will keep two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, and will be widened to include five-foot bike lanes on both the north and southbound lanes, as well as a sidewalk on the west side and a shared-use path on the east side.

The Walney Road bridge was built in 1980 and is now functionally obsolete. The road carries more than 21,000 vehicles a day.

Anticipated schedule

Adopt location and design - April 2012
Right of way acquisition - Fall 2012
Advertise for construction - Early 2014

Estimated costs

Preliminary engineering - $1 million
Right of way - $1.43 million
Construction - $4.6 million
Total - $7 million

Traffic Impacts

During construction, the bridge will be closed to traffic with drivers detoured via Westfields Boulevard, Route 28 and Willard Road. View the proposed detour plan.

Resources

 PDFs
Public information meeting presentation (June 7, 2012)
Renderings of new bridge
Proposed detour plan

Categorical Exclusion (CE) 

Documentation of FHWA Review

State Proj. Number: 0657-029-396, P101, R201, C501, B641
UPC: 82214

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