Project to widen bridge over Dulles Toll Road and add pedestrian facilities begins Friday, creating a single-lane traffic pattern through May 31.
A $3.4 million project to improve the Beulah Road bridge begins Friday, reducing the crossing over the Dulles Toll Road to a single lane for the next three months. On Friday, crews will install two temporary traffic signals on either end of the bridge on Beulah Road, which will direct traffic until the project is completed. Michael Gleasman, a Virginia Department of Transportation engineer, said the bridge is being widened to improve shoulder width and add pedestrian facilities. The bridge, which opened in September 1963, has never seen such a major overhaul; crews did routine maintenance repair, like deck patching, overlay and replacing elastometric joints, in 1996, Gleasman said. As it stands, the bridge has no pedestrian facilities. …
Beulah Bridge repairs may affect your drive.
Dulles Toll Road drivers should expect alternating lane closures and a total closure of up to 20 minutes eastbound on the Dulles Toll Road Route near Beulah Road as crews remove a beam from the bridge Thursday night, VDOT announced. Lane closures will begin at 9 p.m. The complete road closure will take place after midnight and all closures should be lifted by 5 a.m. The closures are part of VDOT’s project to rehabilitate the Beulah Road bridge.
Roads reduced to one lane through December.
The Virginia Department of Transportation begins work Wednesday to rehabilitate the structurally deficient Beulah Road bridge over Wolftrap Run in Fairfax County. Crews will fill voids under bridge footings, repair existing abutments and footings, repair bearings, and mill and overlay the bridge deck and approaches. Beginning Sept. 5, Beulah Road will be reduced to a single lane, controlled by a temporary signal, at the intersection of Browns Mill Road in Fairfax County. This traffic pattern will remain in place through the project’s completion in December. During peak hours, drivers should consider using alternate routes. Message signs are in place to notify drivers of the upcoming work