VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Jennifer McCord


Oct. 18, 2019

Swinks Mill Road Reopens in McLean
One-lane traffic in place as crews finish guardrail and other details

MCLEAN – Swinks Mill Road at Scotts Run in McLean, severely damaged by flooding earlier this summer, reopened to traffic today, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Barriers and signs remain in place to limit the bridge and approaches to one-way traffic as crews finish guardrail and other detail work over the next two weeks.

VDOT structure and bridge crews completely reconstructed the Swinks Mill Road bridge deck and made extensive repairs to the substructure as well as approaching roadway. As many as 20 roads in Fairfax County were closed due to heavy rains on July 8, and extensive repairs were made to twelve McLean-area roads in the days following.

Crews continue extensive repairs along nearby Kirby Road at Pimmit Run, where hundreds of feet of the road and bridge saw extensive damage from the same storm. Martins Construction Corporation is completing the $2.1 million emergency contract, expected to reopen to traffic in mid-December, with final asphalt and detail work through spring 2020. See more details and latest photos.

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