Dewberry has been awarded the contract to design an overpass to replace the Sycolin Road intersection with the Route 7/Route 15 Bypass in Leesburg.
Dewberry, based in Fairfax, is the lead engineer for Shirley Contracting Company.
The $19.6-million project is intended to improve safety by shutting down the intersection and constructing a bridge for Sycolin to cross the bypass. When complete, there would no longer be direct access between the roads; motorists will need to use Battlefield Parkway and the Dulles Greenway to move between the bypass and Sycolin.
The new bridge/overpass will include two 12-foot lanes in each direction, a sidewalk along the southbound lanes, and a barrier-separated shared-use path along the northbound lanes.
For more details, please see the Virginia Department of Transportation’s website.
The project is funded with state and federal funds, with construction expected to begin this summer. Completion is anticipated by fall 2014.