Leesburg, VA (June 11, 2015) – At Tuesday night’s Council Meeting, the Leesburg Town Council awarded a construction contract to Madigan Construction, Inc. for improvements to South King Street, from Loudoun Street to Market Street. All work will be done at night, between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Part of the overall Downtown Improvements CIP, the King Street contract includes widening the sidewalk on the west side of South King Street, installing street trees and constructing a raised mid-block crosswalk. In addition, there will be some storm drainage improvements in the vicinity of the mid-block crosswalk and improvements to the signalized intersection at King and Market streets. The total contract amount is $603,099.74. Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed before Thanksgiving. New streetlights will be installed in 2016 as part of the streetlight replacements throughout the downtown.
A pre-construction meeting will be held with the businesses and residents in late July, prior to construction work starting. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the contractor personnel, inspection staff and to go over how the project will be built.
The contract does not include improvements on King Street from Market Street to North Street, that were originally included in the scope of the project.