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Bridge Work To Affect Route 29

Route 29 looking north over Little Rocky Run.

Route 29 looking north over Little Rocky Run.

Lane closures begin this week on Route 29 over Little Rocky Run, as the Virginia Department of Transportation replaces the structurally deficient bridge to improve safety and increase traffic flow. The new Centreville bridge will go from .2 miles east of Pickwick Road to Union Mill Road and will be just under a half-mile long.

During construction, drivers can expect some off-peak lane closures and traffic shifts, Monday-Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and overnight on weekends while crews replace the bridge. All work is weather permitting and message signs are in place to notify drivers.

The $17.3-million project will widen the bridge from four to six lanes, provide a 10-foot trail on the south side and a 5-foot sidewalk to the north. Shirley Contracting Co. is the contractor, and completion is scheduled for October 2015.