The City of Fairfax will begin work to replace the bridge on Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) over Accotink Creek (at Rust Curve) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, starting at 9AM. The bridge replacement is necessary to improve public safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
During construction, which is expected to last six months, there will be a one-lane temporary bridge in place to accommodate southbound Chain Bridge Road vehicular traffic. Southbound traffic will not be detoured during the bridge construction unless temporarily for safety reasons.
Northbound traffic on Chain Bridge Road and pedestrians will be detoured at Whitehead Street, east to University Drive, then north to Kenmore Drive, then back west to Chain Bridge Road.
Sidewalks through the work zone also will be closed while bridge construction is taking place. Pedestrians can detour around the work zone using sidewalks on Whitehead Street, University Drive and Kenmore Drive.
This project will remove the existing 87-year-old obsolete bridge and replace it with a new bridge that will have a safer design. The city also will install a new pedestrian bridge immediately to the east of the vehicular bridge.
Some details of the project, such as the precise dates of construction, are subject to change. For updates and additional information, please check the city?s website at www.fairfaxva.gov and sign up for eMAS, the city?s electronic message alert system (emas.fairfaxva.gov).
Thank you for your cooperation as we make this necessary improvement. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 703-385-7846 or [email protected]
Please see the attached map of the detour route as this will affect access to Sport and Spine Rehab of Fairfax.