VDOT’s Work on Storm-Damaged Roads Continues
A week removed from Tropical Storm Lee’s flood waters, reconstruction plans are in full swing for the three bridges and four roads in northern Virginia that remain closed, all of which require extensive repairs. At least another eight roads, while open, also need long-term fixes, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Up to 100 roads were flooded, damaged or closed in northern Virginia during the Sept. 8 storm, and VDOT crews spent the days following removing debris, patching potholes, and making repairs to open many of the roadways. At the same time, work began to secure emergency contracts for the most damaged bridges and roadways, all in Fairfax County. The total estimated damage to roads and bridges in northern Virginia is likely more than $10 million.