Work to repair one of two flood-damaged McLean roads is taking longer than originally expected.
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. The Virginia Department of Transporation (VDOT) has said that both roads will stay closed for several months.
“The road is expected to safely reopen to through traffic in mid-December, and final asphalt and lane striping will continue through May 2020,” VDOT said in an update yesterday (Thursday).
“Martins Construction Corporation has been awarded a $2.1 million emergency contract for repairs, and work is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 23,” VDOT said.
Meanwhile, work on Swinks Mill Road is expected to be done by the end of this month, VDOT said, adding that crews are currently working on reconstructing the bridge deck and making sub-structure repairs.
VDOT also provided information on the progress this week for both roads:
Swinks Mill Road at Scotts Run
In the last month, crews have:
- Excavated and poured concrete working surfaces on the downstream side on which the footers will be built
- Installed rebar and poured two footers on the downstream side
- Installed rebar and support for the stem wall on the downstream right-side abutment
- Partially installed rebar for stem wall on the downstream left-side abutment
Kirby Road at Pimmit Run
Martins Construction Corporation’s work includes:
- Relocation of Little Pimmit Run to its previous stream alignment in compliance with federal/state permitting agencies
- Rebuilding the washed-out section of Kirby Road with concrete and rip rap
- Replacement of a more than 50-year-old, 24-inch sanitary sewer line
- Reconstruction of the bridge over Pimmit Run with work on the abutments, wing walls, parapets, bridge deck and approaches
Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust wrote in an email to constituents yesterday that he is working with other elected officials to set up a community meeting “to provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about these emergency repairs and ask questions.”
Photo courtesy VDOT
A new report says there are disparities between Fairfax County neighborhoods in health, income and other factors that affect residents’ quality of life (via Northern Virginia Health Foundation) In between…
AC Milan, the Italian soccer club, is opening a Virginia youth training academy in Tysons (courtesy AC Milan) A top-tier Italian soccer club is making a play for Tysons. AC…
Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA and D.C. with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected]. Did…
The Wedgewood Apartments and other properties owned by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority would be subject to the new relocation guidelines if redeveloped (via Google Maps) Fairfax County…