Carlin Springs Road over North George Mason Drive.
Construction of the new bridge will occur in phases, following demolition of the southern half of the original bridge.
Upon completion of the new southern half of the bridge, demolition of the northern half will take place. The northern half of the bridge will be built as the final step in the bridge replacement.
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.
- November 2017 – Construction begins
- Work hours (outside traffic work zones with no lane closures): Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Work hours (inside traffic work zones with lane closures): Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; may be extended occasionally if unforeseen conditions arise
- Occasional weekend and night work will occur
- Fall 2019 – Anticipated completion
- Spring 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.