Hunter Mill Bridge Meeting

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Name: Hunter Mill Bridge Meeting
Description: Join the Virginia Department of Transportation on Monday, April 16 to learn more about plans to replace the one-lane Hunter Mill Road (Route 674) bridge over Colvin Run with a two-lane bridge to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety. The existing bridge was built in 1974.
Venue: Forest Edge Elementary School
Address: 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA
Dates: Monday, April 16, 2018, 06:00 PM - Monday, April 16, 2018, 08:00 PM

Join the Virginia Department of Transportation on Monday, April 16 to learn more about plans to replace the one-lane Hunter Mill Road (Route 674) bridge over Colvin Run with a two-lane bridge to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety. The existing bridge was built in 1974.

The bridge carries about 7,200 vehicles a day and is currently restricted to vehicles under 19 tons. It is projected to carry 11,000 vehicles a day by 2043, nearly 28 times the typical limit for a one-lane bridge.

Planned improvements include:

  • Widening the bridge to allow one lane in each direction and four-foot-wide shoulders
  • New concrete bridge deck and abutments
  • Upgraded bridge railings
  • Eliminating vehicle weight restrictions
  • Repaving the road just north and south of the bridge
  • Aesthetic treatment of the bridge walls to blend with the surrounding area and maintain the historic character of Hunter Mill Road

This project is being financed with state and federal State of Good Repair funds used for maintenance of structures and bridges.

Residents are invited to stop by Forest Edge Elementary School, 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, VA 20190 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to view displays and learn more about the project. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m. VDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.

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