VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis


Sept. 12, 2019

Update on Repairs to Kirby and Swinks Mill Roads in McLean
Swinks Mill Road expected to re-open end of September; Kirby Road in mid-December

Repairs on Swinks Mill Road

MCLEAN –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continues repairs and reconstruction on Swinks Mill Road and Kirby Road in McLean, both severely damaged by flooding this summer. The road closures remain in place during repairs but do not prevent resident access.

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

An update on the final two locations needing long-term road and bridge construction:

Swinks Mill Road at Scotts Run (VA-685)

  • Crews continue work to reconstruct the bridge deck, make extensive repairs to substructure and the approaching roadway.
  • In the last month, crews 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, that joins the foundation to the vertical walls of the bridge, on the downstream right-side abutment (leg of bridge), and partially installed rebar for stem wall on the downstream left-side abutment.
  • Work is on schedule to be complete by the end of September.

Kirby Road at Pimmit Run (VA-695)

  • In total, hundreds of feet of the road and bridge saw extensive damage.
  • 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. The 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
  • Access to all homes will be maintained during the work. The road is expected to safely reopen to through traffic in mid-December, and final asphalt and lane striping will continue through May 2020.                            

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