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Route 29/Gallows Road Intersection. Fairfax County, Virginia.
The $17.8 Million Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Gallows Road road widening and intersection reconstruction project reduced congestion and improved pedestrian facilities in Fairfax County, VA.
As part of a District Wide Contract with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Northern Virginia District, WRA provided Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for this roadway widening and intersection improvement project. The widening improved the congested intersection in Merrifield and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle access. Project features included earthwork, paving, curb and sidewalk, drainage, a major signalized intersection, traffic control and underground utility installation/relocation. WRA’s services included providing the Project Inspector and some assisting inspectors on the project responsible for inspection to ensure compliance with the VDOT plans and specifications, materials testing and reporting, documentation, erosion control and maintenance of traffic reviews, and coordinating with VDOT, the contractor, property owners and businesses, and the traveling public.
WRA provided the Project Inspector and other assisting Inspectors on the project responsible for inspection, materials testing and reporting, documentation, constructability reviews, change order reviews and claims analysis, resolution of field conflicts, interaction with businesses and property owners, and contract close-out.
Improvements included the widening of the intersection approach roadways from two to three through lanes in each direction, and installation of dual left-turn lanes on Route 29 at Gallows Road.
Sidewalks and an asphalt shared-use path were added on both sides of the street.
Landscaped medians were added on both intersection approaches.