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Renovation of Route 123 Bridges in Tysons Finishes Ahead of Schedule

Efforts to rehabilitate the northbound and southbound Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) bridges over Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) in Tysons are now complete, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced today (Tuesday).

VDOT says the rehabilitation work was critical for “improving safety for drivers and pedestrians, giving drivers a smoother ride, and extending the overall life of the bridges,” which were first built in 1965.

The improvements include:

  • Repairing the bridge decks and resurfacing the decks with asphalt
  • Repairing bridge piers, abutments and bearings
  • Spot painting of steel bridge beams

The northbound and southbound lanes of Route 123 adjacent to the bridges were repaved.

Financed with federal and state money, including the State of Good Repair funding used for bridges, construction on the $2.5 million project began in January and concluded in November. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget, according to VDOT.

VDOT says that Route 123 averages up to 31,000 vehicles a day, and Route 7 averages up to 86,000 vehicles per day at the bridges.

Photo via VDOT

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