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Lake Thoreau pool construction to begin soon

Renovations are expected to begin over the next few weeks (via Reston Association)

County and local officials have given Reston Association the green light to begin construction on the new Lake Thoreau pool, the organization says.

The work will begin in the next few weeks, moving forward after it took seven months for officials to approve permits for the renovation.

RA is working with Hubert Construction to complete the one-year project. A new bathhouse, pool structure, retaining walls, sidewalks, fencing, parking lot and deck will be constructed.

RA originally hoped a groundbreaking would take place in the winter of 2021 and permits would be available in late February or early March. But the timeline was pushed back due to “extended contract and negotiations that overlapped with the holiday season,” according to RA. The association is still aiming for a 2023 opening.

Construction will take place on weekdays only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The parking lot will be closed and a detour area will be established.

Here’s more from RA on the breakdown of the project timeline:

Following site security, heavy machinery will be brought in to perform selective demolition and site grading. This phase is anticipated to take two to three months. Following selective demolition, installation of structural elements including retaining wall foundations, concrete piers and stormwater pipes will occur. This phase is anticipated to take three to four months. Following the structural elements phase, installation of the new pool basins and deck, parking lot, retaining walls, sidewalks, fencing, and bathhouse addition will commence.

This phase is anticipated to take five to six months and will conclude major construction and mark substantial completion of the project. Final clean up, inspections close out and punch list fulfillment by Hubert will occur before RA takes control of the facility. At that point RA will complete installations related to public art and maintenance equipment.  A preconstruction notification mailer will be sent to all nearby property owners two weeks in advance of mobilization.

RA intends to post periodic updates on its website.