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Walney Road Widening and Bridge Replacement

Near Willard Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Dec. 2, 2014

Est Completion Date
Dec. 2015

Cost
$14.9 million

Contractor
American Infrastructure

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Arif Rahman, P.E.
Project Manager
703-259-1940
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build projects
703-691-6710

***** NOTICE *****

Clearing work is beginning the week of December 15, 2014 along Walney Road between Willard Road and Westfields Boulevard.

The southbound lane of Walney Road between Willard Road and Westfields Boulevard will be temporarily closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, Dec. 15-19 and Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23. Please watch for flaggers and take extra caution when traveling through the area.

Thank you for your patience.

Please follow the project on Twitter at @VaDOTNOVA for the most up to information on lane closures and other traffic impacts.

 

A Categorical Exclusion (CE), National Environmental Policy Act document, has been prepared to evaluate the environmental impacts of replacing and widening the 85-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.

The proposed bridge plans, CE and Documentation of FHWA Review can be viewed below under "Resources."

About the Project

This project will widen Walney Road from two to four lanes near Willard Road to help relieve congestion by eliminating a bottleneck at this location and provide bicycle and pedestrian facilities. 

The project will also replace and widen the 85-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.

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.

Walney Road will be closed from Westfields Blvd. to Mariah Court on April 13th, 2015 for relocation of existing sanitary sewer line and for bridge construction and will be open to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction on September 1, 2015. Access to all adjacent properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. All private and commercial entrances within the project limits will remain open for the duration of the project.

Estimated Costs

Preliminary Engineering: $236,000
Right of Way: $1.1 million
Construction: $13.6 million

Total: $14.9 million

Resources

 PDFs

"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting presentation (Dec. 1, 2014)

Project layout and detour

Project plans and typical sections

Public information meeting presentation (June 7, 2012)

Renderings of new bridge

Categorical Exclusion (CE) 

Documentation of FHWA Review

 

State Proj. Number: 0657-029-099, P101, R201, C501, B641

UPC: 82214

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