In Design: Route 651 (Sumerduck Road), Fauquier County

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This project will widen and replace the superstructures on two bridges on Route 651 (Sumerduck Road). The first is structure 6171 that crosses a stream and the second, structure 6172 (B663) that crosses Rock Run. These are located approximately 0.60 of a mile and 1.07 mile, respectively, southwest of U.S. 17.

The need stems from a history of the rails being hit on all quadrants of these structures. It is intent of this project by modifying the substructure an increase of the width can be obtained. It is anticipated the increase would be widen the clear roadway from approximately 19’ to at least 22’. This will also require and include some minor roadway improvements.

Design Presentations

These graphics have been created for the Citizen Information Meeting to be held as part of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 9, 2021

News release: Board of Supervisors will hear presentation on reconstruction of 2 Sumerduck Rd. bridges, Dec. 7, 2021

Rendering of proposed superstructure design

Location of bridge over unnamed stream

Location of bridge over Rock Run

Proposed detour route during construction

Public comment form: Return on or before Dec. 20, 2021


It is anticipated that both temporary and permanent easements will be required. These will be minor situated right around the structures and the remaining roadway work is anticipated to be contained within the existing right of way or prescriptive easement. The proposed easements will require a right of way phase. 


Contact Info:

Brian Arnold, Project Manager
(540) 829=7557

Lat/Long: 38.49391880217937, -77.72383904742514

Locality: Fauquier

Page last modified: March 25, 2023