Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
May 21, 2016
ROUTE 17 PROJECT AT TAPPAHANNOCK COMPLETED
Road elevation was raised to reduce flooding on a critical hurricane route
FREDERICKSBURG – Construction was finished late Friday evening on a project that raised the elevation of Route 17 at Tappahannock to reduce flooding on a hurricane evacuation route.
Route 17 has been restored to four travel lanes at the project site.
This estimated $9.9 million project built a new four-lane bridge over Tignor Creek near June Parker Marina.
By raising the road elevation, the project seeks to keep all travel lanes open on Route 17 to assist with hurricane evacuation.
The inside travel lanes of the bridge are 12 feet. The outside travel lanes are 14 feet to better accommodate cyclists.
Construction began in January 2014. Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano, Va., was the project contractor.
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