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Oct. 4, 2011



STORM-DAMAGED HUNTER MILL RD. OPEN TO TRAFFIC
First of six roads to re-open

FAIRFAX ― The section of Hunter Mill Road in Reston that has been closed to traffic since Tropical Storm Lee, re-opened to traffic this morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

It is the first of six roads and bridges to re-open after being extensively damaged on Sept. 8.

Hunter Mill Road was closed between Crowell Road and Chamberlain Drive when flood waters washed out the pavement and damaged the shoulders. 

Crews have repaired the bridge approaches, repaved the roadway, and installed new guard rail and pavement markings.

Repairs to Carper’s Farm Way and Walker Road, which were damaged but not closed to traffic, will also be complete this week.

VDOT expects the other roads and bridges — Hillside Road, Essex Avenue, Towlston Road, Beech Mill Road and Lorton Road - to re-open — weather permitting — in early to mid-November. 

Residents and motorists will be given advanced notice as each road is about to open.

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