Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wakefield bike/ped bridge reopened

According to a VDOT press release, the Wakefield bike/ped bridge was reopened:
On August 18, VDOT closed the bridge to reevaluate the design of the temporary access. VDOT has concluded its review and the ramp has been re-opened.

Path Forward

Construction crews are continuing to work on raising the bridge and building a permanent access ramp. On or about September 13 the bridge will be closed for approximately 4 days to safely raise the structure and reposition the temporary ramp structure. Once the temporary ramp structure is repositioned the bridge will reopen to users with the permanent access ramp scheduled for completion and ready for service on October 10, 2010.
Thanks to VDOT and HOT lanes project staff for keeping this important connection across the Beltway open, a bridge used by many commuters and others. Thanks also to Alan who took the photo above and has been reporting on the situation.

As stated in the press release, the bridge will be closed for at least 4 days. Any ideas for a safe bike detour route?

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Thanks for the update.

I tried using the Ped. bridge Saturday on a long mountain bike ride to Laurel Hill and ended up taking different routes.

Braddock Road isn't so nice. Gallows isn't much better. Both will likely improve when they're signed and painted and construction is done. By that time, the pedestrian bridge will be long completed.

Thanks again for the news.


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