Recently Completed: U.S. 17 (Marsh Road), Fauquier County

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Reconstruction of the southbound bridge was completed and all lanes on U.S. 17 (Marsh Road) and Route 805 (Bealeton Road) reopened to traffic on February 7, 2023.

Starting June 24, 2021, one lane was closed on southbound U.S. 17 (Marsh Road) while the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway and Route 805 (Bealeton Road) in Fauquier County was replaced.

Southbound traffic was 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, replaced the bridge superstructure, including the deck and railings. The existing bridge was built in 1948. The new bridge has  two 12-foot wide travel lanes with improved shoulders; the deck is 38 feet wide from rail to rail.

The walking trail under the bridge was intermittently closed during construction.

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


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


Contact Info:

Howard Tomlinson

Lou Hatter

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Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 96739

Lat/Long: 38.572583, -77.762627

Locality: Fauquier

Page last modified: March 25, 2023