The Backlick Road bridge over the CSX Railroad located just north of Cinder Bed Road in Newington will be closed to all traffic starting Thursday until fall 2018 for bridge reconstruction, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be detoured via Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286), Loisdale Road, Newington Road and Cinder Bed Road back to Backlick Road. During the bridge closure, there will also be a temporary access road open to all traffic connecting Backlick Road to the ramp from Telegraph Road (Route 611) to northbound Fairfax County Parkway. Drivers will be able to access Backlick Road from the ramp, and vice versa.

The existing two-lane Backlick Road bridge over the CSX Railroad is being replaced with a slightly higher one that accommodates the addition of new railroad tracks as part of the Commonwealth’s Atlantic Gateway Project.

The bridge project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.