Parts of the $66 million improvement project for Lorton Road may begin as early as this summer.
The project includes Lorton Road from Route 123 to Silverbrook Road, and Furnace Road from Route 123 to Lorton Road. It will include the installation of 90 degree intersections, on-road bike lanes, dedicated turn lanes, 10-foot-wide shared use paths and new bridges over Giles Run and the Greenway Trail.
Construction will begin after underground and aerial utilities are relocated, and is anticipated to be advertised for bid in late 2013. However, there is still prep work that needs to be done, including the acquisition of land rights of 35 properties necessary for construction.
"The land acquisition phase is anticipated to be completed this fall," said Jeanmarie Roberson, a senior engineer with the Fairfax County DOT, in an email to Patch.
The Lorton Road project is funded by $20 million from the Fairfax County November 2007 Transportation Bond Referendum, $1.3 million from developer contributions and $45 million from the Commercial Real Estate Tax for Transportation program.
On Tuesday, June 5, the South County Federation will host representatives of the FCDOT to discuss the project at library. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m.