Artist’s rendition of a widened, Walney Road Bridge, with inset photo of current bridge.
Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully) and VDOT are co-hosting a “Pardon Our Dust” meeting for the Walney Road widening and bridge replacement. It’s set for Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Residents will be able to meet VDOT’S project team and learn more about construction and traffic impacts, including detours for the four-and-one-half-month closure of Walney Road.
Crews are slated to start work Tuesday, Dec. 2, on the $14.8 million project to improve safety and ease congestion by widening Walney Road from two to four lanes near Willard Road. The work will include adding 5-foot-wide bike lanes on both the northbound and southbound lanes. Also planned are a sidewalk on the west side and a shared-use path on the east side.
The project will also replace and widen the 85-foot-long Walney Road Bridge over Flatlick Branch. Beginning in mid-April 2015, Walney Road will be closed from Westfields Boulevard to Mariah Court for relocation of the existing sanitary sewer line and for bridge construction. The road will re-open to one lane of traffic in each direction on Sept. 1, 2015.
Drivers will be detoured via Westfields Boulevard, Route 28 and Willard Road. However, access to all adjacent properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. VDOT will announce this closure again in the spring.
The work is expected to be finished in December 2015. For more details on this project, go to