VDOT starts major upgrade project for bridge connecting Shirlington and Alexandria

Shirlington Circle South Rotary Bridge pre-construction (image via VDOT)

Good news Alexandrians, the plan is underway: our main route into Shirlington for the annexation plans is getting an upgrade.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said rehabilitation is underway for the Shirlington Circle south rotary bridge over I-395, which connects Shirlington Road to N. Quaker Lane.

According to VDOT, the project includes:

  • Resurfacing the concrete bridge deck
  • Closing deck joints
  • Repairing steel beams
  • Adding protective concrete barriers adjacent to piers
  • Replacing bearings
  • Cleaning and re-coating the bridge
  • Upgrading guardrails adjacent to the bridge
Shirlington Circle South Rotary Bridge location (image via VDOT)

VDOT warned there may be daytime and overnight lane closures on the bridge, as well as overnight closures on sections of I-395.

The $5.5 million project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funds, according to VDOT.

The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2025.