The second bid protest filed by the Overland Corporation was dismissed in late December. Shirley Contracting has resumed work on the project, which is still on target to be completed by late fall 2013.
“Construction seems to be moving along,” said Joan Clark, staff assistant to Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay. “We’re playing catch-up from the time we missed from the lawsuit.”
Phase II of Mulligan Road consists of widening portions of Richmond Highway and Telegraph Road and construction of the Mulligan Road Bridge over John J. Kingman Road and the Telegraph Road bridge over Piney Run.
“Our goal is to support the project in any way we can…because it’s a critical road improvement,” said Clark. “We’re hoping we stay on track.”
Mulligan Road will grant Mount Vernon residents a direct route to the Kingstowne area and is expected to alleviate congestion on Route 1 for commuters.