Carlin Springs Road over North George Mason Drive
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Construction began in November 2017 is expected to be complete in fall 2019.
- Work hours (outside traffic work zones with no lane closures): Monday through Friday between 7 am and 5 pm.
- Work hours (inside traffic work zones with lane closures): Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm; may be extended occasionally if unforeseen conditions arise.
- Occasional weekend and night work will occur.
This 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 driving public.
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 will undertake a complete replacement of the existing bridge, with the rehabilitation project focusing on much-needed structural improvements and new safety features for drivers, pedestrians and bikers.
The design of the replacement bridge will:
- Widen sidewalks on the bridge
- Add bike lanes along Carlin Springs Road
- Maintain four vehicle 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 a public online survey. After a facade made of ashlar stone proved to be unfeasible, it was replaced with 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.
The project is funded by the County and the Virginia Department of Transportation.