Construction for Van Buren Bridge will begin early October 2017 through Spring of 2018. The work will occur weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bridge access will be closed for the duration of construction, and marked detour signs will be posted for vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. There will be access for local residents only. Scope includes bridge expansion and replacement as well as necessary work to connect local trails. For more information, please refer to this letter to residents.
The Van Buren Bridge project will replace the existing Van Buren Bridge to accommodate pedestrians along this corridor to the East Falls Church Metro. The current bridge has no pedestrian access and is not up to current bridge codes and standards. The new bridge will accommodate two lanes of vehicular traffic and have a 12' pedestrian walkway on the downstream side. This project is funded through the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Virginia Department of Transportation's Revenue Sharing program.
Photo of Existing Bridge
Design Images for Future Van Buren Bridge
For more information about this project, please contact James Mak at 703-248-5105 (TTY 711).