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Walney Road Widening and Bridge Replacement

Near Willard Road in Fairfax County

Project Photos

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Dec. 2, 2014

Est Completion Date
Dec. 2015

$14.8 million

American Infrastructure


Northern Virginia

Arif Rahman, P.E.
Project Manager
Paul Knighton, CCM
Construction Manager
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build projects


Walney Road is closed from Westfields Blvd. to Mariah Court 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. View the Traffic Alert.

Construction Update

(1/30/15) The utility relocation work has begun and is expected to go through April. This work includes the excavation of underground utilities in preparation for construction. Residents and motorists can expect to see heavy equipment and utility crews working in the area. These crews will be sensitive to the access needs of the local community.

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.

Estimated Costs

Preliminary Engineering: $200,000
Right of Way: $1.1 million
Construction: $13.6 million

Total: $14.8 million

Categorical Exclusion

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."



"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: 104103

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