Carlin Springs Road over North George Mason Drive
Construction began in November 2017 and was completed in summer 2019.
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This project was combined with a sewer main upgrade project in this area. Combining the projects allowed for greater installation coordination and reduced impacts on area residents and drivers.
About the Project
While structurally sound, the Carlin Springs Road Bridge over North George Mason Drive had shown the greatest deterioration of any County-owned bridge. The County undertook a complete replacement of the bridge, with the project focusing on much-needed structural improvements and new safety features for drivers, pedestrians and bikers.
The design of the replacement bridge includes:
- Wider sidewalks on the bridge
- New bike lanes along Carlin Springs Road
- Maintains four vehicle travel lanes
- Enhanced lighting on and under the bridge
The new design includes a final cross-section that is 69 feet wide, a slight increase from the original 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.