Under Construction: Wilson Boulevard over Route 50 in Fairfax County
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Drivers can expect single-lane closures on Route 50 Mondays through Fridays in the late morning and early afternoon.
A full closure of Route 50 for an entire weekend is planned for late summer 2019. Detours will be in place.
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This project is rehabilitating the one-way bridge linking the eastbound Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) service road to eastbound Wilson Boulevard. The bridge was built in 1958.
The improvements include:
- New concrete bridge deck and steel beams.
- Reconstructing the bridge's existing sidewalk.
- New sidewalk along the opposite side of the bridge.
- Upgrading the bridge railings.
- Improving curb and gutter on the southwestern approach to the bridge.
- New concrete end walls on the southwestern approach.
Within the project limits, Wilson Boulevard averages 7,500 vehicles a day and Route 50 averages 51,000.
Preliminary Engineering - $600,000
Construction - $3.2 million
Total - $3.8 million
This project is being financed with state and federal State of Good Repair funds used for maintenance of structures and bridges.
This project aims to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians and extend the overall life of the bridge.
Begin Preliminary Engineering - August 2017
Public Information Meeting - April 2018
Advertise for Construction - November 2018
Begin Construction - March 2019
Full Closure of Route 50 for a Weekend - Late Summer 2019
Estimated Completion - Winter 2019/20
Demelew Teshome, P.E., PMP
Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM
Other relevant links:
Presentation to Arlington Department of Transportation - February 2018
Presentation to Fairfax County Supervisor Gross - February 2018
Scoping Meeting Presentation - October 2017
Programmatic Categorical Exclusion - September 2017
Kickoff/Pre-Scoping Meeting Presentation - August 2017
Major funding source: State of Good Repair
Phase: Under Construction
UPC: 111320, 114152
State ID: 0613-029-380, P101, B647
Federal ID: STP-BR09 (297), STP-BR09 (298), NHPP-5A01 (981)
Long/Lat: 38.872090, -77.155197