Walney Road Widening and Bridge Replacement
|Near Willard Road in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Detour Removal Scheduled for September 1
The Walney Road detour from Westfields Blvd. to Mariah Court is scheduled to be removed on Tuesday, September 1*, weather permitting.
The roadway will be open to one lane of vehicular traffic in each direction while construction on the project continues. Please pay attention to shifting lanes over the coming months. 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.
Many thanks to the local community for the patience extended through the closure. The detour allowed for the bridge replacement to be expedited safely and efficiently. The former bridge structure was removed, a new, wider bridge was constructed, utilities were relocated, a new water main was installed, Walney Road was upgraded from two lanes to four, new pedestrian walkways were installed on both sides of the roadway, and the existing trail from Westfield through the park was improved.
Much work remains until the project is completed in December 2015. This work includes: the completion of the new lanes, installation of the bridge walls and railings, final pavement markings, final details to open the new sidewalks, seeding and lighting installation.
*Please check back for any changes to this schedule. This page will be updated periodically to share Walney Road construction news.
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.
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.
Preliminary Engineering: $200,000
Right of Way: $1.1 million
Construction: $13.6 million
Total: $14.8 million
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."
State Proj. Number: 0657-029-099, P101, R201, C501, B641