VDOT Still Working to Repair Storm Damage

vdot photoSwinks Mill Rd. debris (VDOT photo)

A month after heavy rains damaged roads throughout Fairfax County, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue plans to reconstruct Kirby Road and Swinks Mill Road in McLean, both severely damaged by flooding and expected to remain closed for several months. The closures do not prevent resident access.

As many as 20 roads were closed due to storm damage from July 8, and extensive repairs were made to twelve McLean-area roads in the days following.

Progress on long-term road and bridge reconstruction this week:

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.

Immediate Next Steps

·         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.

·         An emergency contract is being secured for Kirby Road bridge and road repair plans.



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