Planned water pipe replacement will impact Herndon Parkway traffic

An overhead map shows where a pipe will be replaced on Herndon Parkway (via Town of Herndon)

A water main replacement project could reduce Herndon Parkway to one lane in each direction or require a detour to be incorporated, the Town of Herndon says.

The town council gave its support at a work session on Tuesday (Jan. 4) to the nearly $299,000 project, which will affect the parkway between Elden and Grove streets. The cost includes the option for a 10% contingency of $29,895.

The town expects to have more information on plans for rerouting traffic after a preconstruction meeting.

Construction could begin in the late winter or early spring. The contract will require the project to be done within six months of a notice to proceed, but the town’s Department of Public Works expects it to be done much sooner.

“[The] number of days selected for the contract was for potential material supply shortage,” a DPW staffer said in an email.

The project entails replacing about 700 feet of PVC pipe with ductile iron pipe. Water service to customers is not expected to be affected, according to the town.

Town spokesperson Anne Curtis said in an email that the project is needed to address a water main break as a result of age and material type.

Contract recipient Franco’s Liberty Bridge Inc. of Clinton, Maryland, had the lowest bid. Other bids ranged from $467,825 to $1.84 million.

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