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Route 651 (Sumerduck Road), Fauquier County

Replacement of bridge over Sumerduck Run

Project at a Glance

Est Completion Date
Spring 2015

$3.11 Million

Lengths and Limits
0.123 mile; from 0.01 mile west to 0.11 mile east of Route 615 (Silver Hill Road)



Howard Tomlinson
(540) 829-7436

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to replace the structurally deficient and functionally obsolete Route 651 bridge over Sumerduck Run in Fauquier County.

The existing concrete-slab bridge was built in 1933 and is substandard in width at 19.5 feet. 

Route 651 carries 1,064 vehicles per day, according to a 2010 traffic count.

What is Proposed?

VDOT proposes to construct a new concrete bridge that will be 55 feet long and 30 feet wide, including four-foot paved shoulders that can be used by bicyclists. Architectural treatments are proposed for the bridge railings.

VDOT will close Route 651 during construction, which is expected to last eight months. The proposed detour route uses Route 615 (Silver Hill Road) to Route 633 (Dyes Lane) to Route 17 (Marsh Road) and back to Route 651.

Project Cost

Total Cost: $3,105,815

Engineering of Roadway Plans: $687,695
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $127,067
Construction: $2,291,053

Cost is subject to change as the design is finalized.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: July 31, 2012
Public comment period ends: August 10, 2012
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: April 2013
Construction advertisement: April 2014
Construction completion: Spring 2015

The project's schedule is subject to change.

Resources and Project Information

News release: Sumerduck Run Bridge Is Subject of Public Hearing

Public hearing brochure Adobe Acrobat PDF (257 KB)

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