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NEWS RELEASE

Public Hearing on Oak Street Bridge Replacement


Monday, September 30, 2019 -- The City will conduct a public hearing on the proposed conceptual design for a replacement bridge on South Oak Street over Tripps Run at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. The proposed project would replace the existing Oak Street Bridge with a new steel span bridge that meets current load and safety requirements. Project schedule information will be discussed at the public hearing.

Although the surface of this bridge was damaged during the July 8 floods, this long-term project was already pending. The project will replace the steel beams and concrete deck, which will in turn improve pedestrian accessibility and trail access point to Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park.

The estimated cost for planning, design, and construction is $2,600,000. This project is partially funded through Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds and administered from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The City is seeking additional grant funding to complete the budget funding gap.

Preview preliminary project information prior to the public hearing on the project website, www.fallschurchva.gov/OakStBridge. You may also call the Department of Public Works at 571-651-0133 (TTY 711).

Give your written or verbal comments at the hearing or submit them by November 6, 2019 to Susan Long, City of Falls Church Department of Public Works, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046 or slong@fallschurchva.gov.
 
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