The Virginia Department of Transporation is looking to secure an emergency contract for one of two McLean Roads undergoing long-term repair.
The 1300 block of Kirby Road and Swinks Mill Road by Scott’s Run are still closed due to severe storm damage from July 8 flash flooding. VDOT has said that both roads will stay closed for several months.
In an update yesterday (Thursday), VDOT said that it wants an emergency contract for bridge and road repairs at Kirby Road.
As for Swinks Mill Road, VDOT tweeted today (Friday) that reconstruction of the road’s bridger starts Monday (Aug. 12).
VDOT also provided information on the progress this week for both roads:
Kirby Road at Pimmit Run (VA-695)
- Structure and bridge crews removed debris from Little Pimmit Run and Pimmit Run.
- Soil boring cores and test results were completed.
- Survey work and underground utility location is complete.
- Design plans are being finalized for an emergency contract.
Swinks Mill Road at Scotts Run (VA-685)
- Crews removed asphalt and guardrail debris from Scotts Run.
- Soil boring cores along with results were completed.
- Survey work and underground utility location have been completed.
- Bridge design plans are complete.
- Repairs will be performed by VDOT structure and bridge crews, who will begin work once ordered materials are received.
“Coordination with external agencies is ongoing to ensure efficient repair of damaged utilities, including coordination with federal/state permitting agencies to relocate Little Pimmit Run to its previous stream alignment,” according to the press release.
Kirby and Swinks Mill roads weren’t the only ones damaged — VDOT said that “extensive repairs” were made to 12 McLean-area roads right after the storm.
Good News! Work to reconstruct the Swinks Mill Road bridge begins Monday— and Kirby Road isn’t far behind! https://t.co/WgpybIc0R3
— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) August 9, 2019
Photo 3 via VDOT