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Route 17 Reconstruction

Essex County
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
January 2014

Est Completion Date
May 2016

Recently Completed

Estimated $9.9 million

Bryant Contracting, Inc.



Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has completed a reconstruction project on Route 17 at Tappahannock to alleviate flooding near June Parker Marina. 

This key project will maintain Route 17 as an evacuation route during emergencies by raising the roadway elevation.

Route 17 has been restored to four travel lanes at the project site.

This estimated $9.9 million project built a new four-lane bridge over Tignor Creek near June Parker Marina.

The inside travel lanes of the bridge are 12 feet. The outside travel lanes are 14 feet to better accommodate cyclists.

Construction began in January 2014. Bryant Contracting, Inc., of Toano, Va., was the project contractor.












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