Route 17 (Marsh Road), Fauquier County
|Rehabilitation of southbound bridge and painting of northbound bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway and Route 805 (Bealeton Road)|
Project at a Glance
Estimated construction start, fall 2017
Est Completion Date
Estimated $3.8 million
Lengths and Limits
0.5 mile; from 0.11 mile south of Route 805 to 0.13 mile north of Route 805
The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the superstructure of the Route 17 southbound bridge that spans the Norfolk Southern Railway and Route 805. The existing concrete bridge was built in 1948 and has a sufficiency rating of 63.5 on a scale of 0 (poor) to 100 (very good). The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete and the level of service provided to the public.
What is Proposed?
VDOT proposes to replace the bridge’s superstructure, including the deck and railings. The work also involves widening the existing abutments and piers as well as rebuilding the approaches. The rehabilitated bridge will maintain two 12-foot travel lanes and feature improved shoulders for a total deck width of 40 feet. With this project, the Route 17 northbound bridge will be painted to extend its service life.
Construction will take place in phases to maintain a single travel lane over the southbound bridge. Work is anticipated to begin in fall 2017 and take 18 months to complete. Only minor traffic impacts are expected on Route 17 northbound.
Approximately 22,000 vehicles traverse this segment of Route 17 daily, according to a 2014 traffic count.
Total cost: $3.8 million
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $750,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $200,000
Cost is subject to change as the design is finalized.
Public hearing: December 2, 2015
Public comment period ends: December 14, 2015
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: April 2016
Construction advertisement: August 2017
Construction completion: Fall 2018
The project's schedule is subject to change.
Resources and Information
Public hearing materials: Dec. 2, 2015