Carlin Springs Road over North George Mason Drive.
Plans are complete to build the new bridge and demolish the old one in a manner that will maintain traffic safety and access while minimizing negative impacts on the community.
The bridge project has been combined with a sewer main upgrade project in this area. Combining these projects will allow for greater installation coordination and will reduce impacts on area residents and the motoring public.
- Spring 2017 – Bidding of contract for construction
- Summer 2017 - Contract awarded
- Fall 2017 – Construction begins
- Work hours are Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Work hours will be reduced to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the winter season
- Occasional weekend and night work will occur
- Weekend and night work is currently scheduled to occur Friday, December 8 through Monday, December 11
- Fall 2019 – Anticipated completion
- Spring/summer 2020 - Landscape restoration
About the Project
While still structurally sound, the Carlin Springs Road Bridge over North George Mason Drive has shown the greatest deterioration of any County-owned bridge. We'll be undertaking a complete replacement of the existing bridge, with the rehabilitation project focusing on much-needed structural improvements and new safety features for motorists, pedestrians and bikers.
The design of the replacement bridge will:
- Widen sidewalks on the bridge.
- Add bike lanes along Carlin Springs Road.
- Maintain four vehicular travel lanes.
- Enhance lighting on and under the bridge.
The new design includes a final cross-section that will be 69 feet wide, a slight increase from the existing bridge width of 65 feet.
The County sought to include design recommendations that were collected from the public online survey. After a facade made of ashlar stone proved to be unfeasible, it was replaced by cast concrete. However staff did incorporate many other community recommendations, particularly those pertaining to the arch, decorative railing and street lights and inclusion of the street name.
A new sanitary sewer main will be installed on N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Abingdon Street, concurrently with the bridge construction.
|October 17, 2017|
The project is funded by the County and the Virginia Department of Transportation.