Supervisor Cook Tours Rt. 236 and Braddock Overpasses
Ribbon cutting to officially open bridges is Tuesday, August 30.
Braddock District Supervisor John Cook toured the Braddock Road and Little River Turnpike (Rt. 236) overpass projects in preparation for an officials only ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Over the last year, traffic crossing over the Beltway was shifted to at least one new overpass at all of the interchanges between Braddock Road and Route 123. Tuesday's ribbon cutting will mark the official opening of the Braddock Road and 236 overpasses.
Jeff Wagner, communications manager with Fluor-Lane, a partner in the project, said both overpasses will be basically complete as of the ribbon cutting. "We'll be tweeking the ramps and completing some punch list items on the bridges, but the overpasses will be open to traffic," he said.
The two new bridges are part of the I-495/Capital Beltway HOT Lanes Project, which is rebuilding more than 58 bridges and overpasses on I-495 from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road.
Transurban and its partner, Fluor, are the private investors in and long term operators of the nearly $2 billion public-private partnership, working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
According to Supervisor Cook's office, the longest overpass of the project is a 3,215-foot bridge from I-95 North to I-495.
In an earlier edition of this story, the incorrect date was given for the ribbon cutting. Jamie C. Breme, communications deputy program manager with VDOT, says it will be held on Tuesday, August 30.