VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Mike Murphy 703-638-8547
Aug. 13, 2021
Construction Begins on Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge over I-495 in Tysons
New shared-use path along portion of Old Meadow Road scheduled for completion in summer 2022
TYSONS – Work is underway to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge and shared-use path in the vicinity of Route 123 and I-495 (Capital Beltway) to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity in the Tysons area, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over I-495 will be built along with a ten-foot-wide shared-use path from Tysons One Place and Fashion Boulevard to Old Meadow Road and Provincial Drive via the bridge.
Surveying and clearing work is scheduled to occur over the next few weeks. The $12.3 million project is financed with federal, state and local funding. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2022.
During construction, some day and overnight lane closures along the I-495 general purpose lanes, as well as overnight lane closures along the 495 Express Lanes, may be scheduled at the bridge construction site between Route 123 and Route 7 (Leesburg Pike). There also may be some traffic impacts along Old Meadow Road, with one lane in each direction of Old Meadow Road remaining open at all times.
Also during construction, pedestrians are asked to use the sidewalk on the east side of Old Meadow Road while the sidewalk on the west side of Old Meadow Road is closed. Plans call for the shared-use path along Old Meadow Road to be completed from Provincial Drive to Route 123 (Dolley Madison Boulevard) in the future as additional funding becomes available.
Learn more on the VDOT project webpage.
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