Under Construction: Route 17 (Marsh Road), Fauquier County

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Starting June 24, one lane will be closed on southbound Route 17 (Marsh Road) while the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway and Route 805 (Bealeton Road) in Fauquier County is replaced.

Southbound traffic will be restricted to one 12-foot travel lane for the majority of the project.

Motorists are advised to use caution traveling through the work zone, obey the reduced speed limit of 35 miles per hour and pay attention to signs and other traffic controls.

Under a $4.9 million contract, Caton Construction Group Inc., of Charlottesville, is replacing the bridge superstructure, including the deck and railings. The existing bridge was built in 1948. The new bridge will have two 12-foot wide travel lanes with improved shoulders; the deck will be 38 feet wide from rail to rail.

The walking trail under the bridge will be intermittently closed during construction.

The project’s fixed completion date is Dec. 8, 2022.


This project will rehabilitate an existing bridge on a state-maintained roadway. If not rehabilitated, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and will eventually have to be closed to vehicles.


Contact Info:

Howard Tomlinson

Lou Hatter

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Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 96739

Lat/Long: 38.572583, -77.762627

Locality: Fauquier

Page last modified: Oct. 6, 2021