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Backlick Road over CSX Railroad

Bridge replacement to allow for additional CSX Railroad tracks in Fairfax County
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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
October 2017

Est Completion Date
New Bridge Open:
December 2018

Final Completion:
March 2019

Recently Completed

$9.2 million

Shirley Contracting


Northern Virginia

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

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Construction - $8 million
Total - $9.2 million 

This project was financed with state funding.

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Temporary Limited Access Break Public Notice - April 2017 

Public Information Meeting - January 2017 (Ad)

BrochureComment Sheet and Displays

Programmatic Categorical Exclusion - November 2016

Stage I Design Report - November 2016

Traffic Study Report and Appendices - November 2016

Project Numbers
State: 0617-029-344, P101, C501, B642
UPC: 110156

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