Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan announced today that the County will not award a contract for construction of Long Bridge Park Phase 2, which includes the Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility and 8.5 acres of park. After thoroughly reviewing the project budget to look for cost savings and holding a series of discussions with the lowest bidder, the County has found that the community's vision for the park could not be implemented within the current budget. The County is currently exploring alternatives.
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ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today said that construction bids for Long Bridge Park Phase II, which includes the Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility, came in high.
The Arlington County Board today approved the updated Master Plan for Long Bridge Park in Crystal City, and four additional procedural measures that move the project toward completion. The updated plan relocates the aquatics facility to site's north end and provides more space for picnics, events, play areas and rain gardens.
The County Board approved a $60 million contract to build the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center and expand Long Bridge Park.
The Four Mile Run bridge connecting South Arlington Ridge Road with Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria requires closing the west sidewalk to pedestrians.
The Potomac Yard Park is named Short Bridge Park, and has a Master Plan and Design Guidelines.
The projects will improve north-south trail connectivity and the Crystal City street network.
The Board voted to approve contracts that will improve intersections, bridges and much-used trails.
The Arlington County Board today paved the way for a new pedestrian bridge to be built that will span Wilson Boulevard and connect the redeveloped Ballston Quarter to an existing pathway that leads to the Ballston Metrorail station.
Arlington’s park system wins national recognition.