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.
The intersection of Fox Mill Road and Monroe Street is closed due to a 12-inch water main break.
As of around 9 a.m. today (Tuesday), crews were awaiting the arrival of Miss Utility to mark roads to begin repair work. The break occurred after 5 a.m.
No one has lost water service because of the break, according to Fairfax Water.
Image via Google Maps
Local crews are working to replace a 25-foot section of corroded pipe after a water main break left more than 230 homes without water over the weekend.
On Saturday, August 3, a one-foot waterline that runs under Crestview Drive ruptured. Water was restored that night.
The town’s Department of Public Works said the waterline ruptured as a result of corrosion.
This week, local crews are working to replace a 25-foot section of corroded pipe and repair the section of the road that was damaged by the burst.
A smaller water main break also left 15 homes on Lisa Court without water on Tuesday.
Crews will replace a water valve on tomorrow (Thursday). Crestview Drive will be limited to one lane near Mistyvale Street, according to the Town of Herndon.
(This article was updated at 9:15 a.m. after additional information was received from Fairfax Water; and at 2 p.m. after repairs were completed.)
Fountain Drive was closed this morning between Baron Cameron Avenue and Bowman Towne Drive because of an overnight water main break.
Susan Miller, public affairs officer for Fairfax Water, says the break took place in the area of 1763 Fountain Drive. That’s near The Spectrum shopping center.
“It was a broken valve that caused the break there,” Miller said.
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Miller said businesses in the building that includes HSBC bank, Verizon, Doubletake Salon and The Red Door Salon & Spa are without water as utility crews are working on the situation.
“We hope it doesn’t take all day, we’re booked.” said Chai Bui from Doubletake Salon, which sits in front of where the repairs are taking place. The staff at The Red Door Salon & Spa said they had already rescheduled most of their appointments.
Fairfax Water’s website reported repairs were completed by early Thursday afternoon.
Fountain Drive is expected to be closed for the rest of the day, Miller said.
Photos by Brooke Giles, who also contributed to reporting; map via Google
Update, 2 p.m. Friday — The westbound lanes of Sunrise Valley are still closed for repairs. Plan an alternate route.
Original story: If you are heading down Sunrise Valley Drive near the Fairfax County Parkway this morning, take another route.
Authorities said the road will be shut down for an “undetermined amount” of time today for repairs.
Fairway Drive between South Shore and Shagbark is closed while crews fix a large water main break.
The water main break occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday, officials from Fairfax Water said. The break caused a large hole in the pavement.
Water service was restored to homes in the neighborhood about noon, Fairfax Water said.
As of 2 p.m., crews had stopped the leak and were working on putting pavement back in place. The road will be closed at least until this evening, Fairfax Water said.