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Mulligan Road Construction Moves Forward

Construction on the Fort Belvoir connector road has resumed.

Phase II of the , which will connect Route 1 to Telegraph Road, is moving forward

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.

Bill Sams May 14, 2013 at 05:50 PM
So Mulligan Road gets a do-over? ;-) When this project is complete it will relieve a lot of drivers from having to head South to go North, and will cut down on the traffic using Lockheed Blvd by Huntley Meadows to get to Kingstowne. I'm sure the new Wegmans will love this direct access from Mount Vernon!
Mary Ann Barton May 14, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I wonder if the new Wegmans will eventually see more shoppers than the new Costco? Costco looks like it could be a real bottleneck there, unless there are plans for more ways to get in and out than the one street?
TrustMe May 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM
This will make getting to Wegmans and Kingstowne much quicker!

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