Backlick Road over CSX RailroadBridge replacement to allow for additional CSX Railroad tracks in Fairfax County
Est Completion Date
New Bridge Open:
Mehrdad Naderi, P.E.
Note: This project was completed in March 2019.
About the Project
This project, which is part of the Atlantic Gateway improvements, replaced the existing bridge that carries Backlick Road (Route 617) over the CSX Railroad with a slightly higher bridge that accommodates the addition of new rail tracks. The bridge is located approximately 300 feet east of the Backlick Road/Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) intersection south of I-95.
Other improvements included:
- Wider shared-use path on bridge.
- New pavement on both ends of the bridge.
- New curb and gutter on the southern approach to the bridge.
- Wider entry at the north end of the bridge to provide more room for vehicles, particularly trucks.
Backlick Road averages 3,600 vehicles a day at the railroad crossing.
Public Information Meeting - January 2017
Design Approval - May 2017
Advertise for Construction - June 2017
Award Construction Contract - September 2017
Begin Construction - October 2017
"Pardon our Dust" Meeting - November 2017
Old Bridge Closed to Traffic - November 2017
New Bridge Open - December 2018
Final Project Completion - March 2019
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Construction - $8 million
Total - $9.2 million
This project was financed with state funding.
State: 0617-029-344, P101, C501, B642