Recently Completed: Backlick Road over CSX Railroad Bridge Replacement in Fairfax County

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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.

Schedule
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

Benefits 

This project aimed to increase the CSX Railroad's capacity by enabling additional tracks to be built.

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Contact Info:

Mehrdad Naderi, P.E.
Construction

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UPC: 110156

State ID: 0617-029-344, P101, C501, B642

Lat/Long: 38.730416, -77.188408

Locality: Fairfax

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Page last modified: Aug. 19, 2019