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Shirley/Dewberry Team Wins $19.6 Million Sycolin Flyover Contract

Work is expected to begin on the project later this year, with completion anticipated in 2014.

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.

No Toll Increase January 30, 2013 at 05:35 PM
This is a much-needed project that's been in the works for a long time. Great to see it moving forward quickly! All the planned improvements to Route 7 are going to make it a more competitive alternative to the Greenway though, meaning that if Del. May's takeover occurs, the tolls will go up or the state will lose a lot of money. http://notollincrease.blogspot.com/2013/01/virginia-purchase-greenway.html
Martha Polkey January 31, 2013 at 01:34 AM
$31,480 in campaign contributions from Dewberry (see VPAP); a $19 million contract to Dewberry. Nice return on investment. Citizens lose access from the bypass to Sycolin. Was this the best solution? Did it solve access and congestion reduction priorities? Who decided?


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