VDOT Hearing on Route 7 Bridge over Sugarland Run


Name: VDOT Hearing on Route 7 Bridge over Sugarland Run
Description: The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 23 on plans to rehabilitate and widen the westbound Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) bridge over Sugarland Run to improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge.
Venue: Dranesville Elementary School
Address: 1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170
Dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 06:30 PM - Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 08:30 PM
Website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/rt_7_wb_sugarland_run.asp

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 23 on plans to rehabilitate and widen the westbound Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) bridge over Sugarland Run to improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge.

The planned improvements to the bridge built in 1947 include:

  • A new, wider concrete bridge deck.
  • Widening and repairing the bridge piers and abutments.
  • Extending the acceleration lane from the Fairfax County Parkway on-ramp to westbound Route 7 to improve operations; the lane would be extended to Dranesville Road (Route 228) from its current terminus just before the bridge.
  • Guardrail upgrades and new curb and gutter in the area of the bridge.

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

Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Dranesville Elementary School, 1515 Powells Tavern Place, Herndon, VA 20170 to learn more about the project and review proposed plans. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Provide comments at the meeting, or send them to VDOT by Nov. 2, 2018. Email or mail comments to Mr. Shahrad Behboodi, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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