Backlick Road over CSX Railroad
|Bridge replacement to allow for additional CSX Railroad tracks in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Note: The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the construction contract to Shirley Contracting Company Sept. 20.
About the Project
This project, which is part of the Atlantic Gateway improvements, will replace 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.
Other improvements include:
- 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
The bridge is located approximately 300 feet east of the Backlick Road/Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) intersection south of I-95.
Public information meeting - January 2017
Design approval - May 2017
Advertise for construction - June 2017
Begin construction - Fall 2017
Estimated completion - Spring 2019
Preliminary engineering - $1.4 million
Existing utility adjustment/relocation - $50,000
Construction - $8.1 million
Total - $9.5 million
Temporary limited access break public notice (April 2017)
Public information meeting (Jan. 2017)
State: 0617-029-344, P101, C501, B642