Alexandria Waterfront Phase I Design Approved
On June 14, 2014, the City Council approved Phase I of the City's Waterfront Landscape and Flood Mitigation Design Project. This design builds on the illustrative concept design for the Waterfront that is shown in the City's Waterfront Small Area Plan (SAP) approved in January 2012. The Phase I design is a major step forward in the implementation process for the SAP and it reflects a strong collaborative effort between the City, the Community, and the consultant teams from
The Olin Studio and
URS Corporation . The design provides connectivity along the Waterfront from Tidelock Park in the north to Windmill Hill Park in the south, it increases visual and physical accessibility to and from the water, it enhances and improves public spaces, it provides other amenities, and it accommodates the historic outcome of the
City-Old Dominion Boat Club negotiations . Phase II of the design will begin in fall 2014. Read more about the
City's Waterfront SAP Implementation effort.
Charles Barrett Elementary School
The City of Alexandria will be employing the services of Sagres Construction Company for the construction of certain Stormwater Management improvements at Charles Barrett Elementary School. The purpose of the project is to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff discharging into the City's storm sewer system.
The intended improvements for this site include construction of a bio-retention facility, a below-grade prefabricated filtration device, and storm pipe replacements. Bio-retention is a process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff. The improvements will provide filtration and mitigate the existing ponding condition in the area. The bio-retention facility will be landscaped, thereby increasing tree canopy coverage while reducing mowing requirements. Furthermore, the bio-retention facility will provide an added educational benefit to the school.
It is anticipated the work will be substantially completed during the summer, weather permitting. Construction access to the site will be from Martha Custis Drive.
For further information, please contact the Project Engineer, David Fehr, P.E., at 703.746.4060.
Cameron Run Weir Repair
The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Flippo Construction Company to perform repairs on Cameron Run Weirs #2, 3, 4 and 5. The weirs act as energy dissipaters to reduce flow velocity in the channel and minimize erosion. The purpose of this project is to repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee.This reach of Cameron Run is a flood control channel designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City of Alexandria experienced severe flooding in Cameron Run.The severe flooding caused much of the rip-rap along the toe of Weirs #2, 3, 4 and 5 to be washed away.Due to erosion concerns from future flooding, the existing rip-rap (rock or stone used to prevent erosion) will be replaced and supplemented with larger rip-rap to provide added durability and stability.This project also includes repair of the concrete energy dissipater at Weir #3 using cast-in-place concrete to prevent future scour and damage at the weir.The contractor will provide measures to prevent sediment migration to areas downstream during construction.
The construction began September 2014 and will continue into January 2015. Construction access to the site will be from Eisenhower Avenue.
This work may require occasional short term eastbound lane closures of Eisenhower Avenue during non-rush hour periods. Additionally, the southern Eisenhower Avenue shared use pedestrian and bicycle path from adjacent to the water park to Bluestone Road will be closed Mondays through Fridays from approximately 7 AM to 5 PM. During this closure, the northern Eisenhower Avenue shared use path will remain open.
For further information, please contact the DPI Project Manager, David Fehr, P.E., at 703.746.4060, or at David.Fehr@alexandriava.gov .
Taylor Run Sanitary Sewer Upgrade and Stream Restoration Project
The City of Alexandria will be employing the services of Sagres Construction Company to construct sanitary sewer upgrade on Janneys Lane at the intersection with Taylor Run Parkway, and to perform stream restoration work in Taylor Run within the same vicinity.
This project provides for the realignment of a sanitary sewer to eliminate the existing siphon in the sewer system, replacement of damaged headwalls on existing culverts, and stream restoration work upstream and downstream of the culverts.
The construction began in May, 2014 and it is expected to be completed in six months. Construction activities will require intermittent lane closures in the vicinity during non-peak hours. Access through the area and to and from adjacent properties will be maintained at all times. There will be no lane closures on Janneys Lane during rush hour. Temporary pedestrian detours will be provided when closure of crosswalks is required.
If you have additional interest more detailed information can be obtained by clicking on the link below, under Additional Project Updates.
Burke Library Stormwater Management
The City of Alexandria will be employing the services of Sagres Construction Company for the construction of stormwater management improvements at the Burke Library. The purpose of the project is to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff discharging into the city storm sewer system.
The intended improvements for this site will include construction of a bio-retention facility and a below-grade prefabricated filtration device. The improvements will provide filtration of stormwater runoff in the area. The bio-retention facility will be landscaped, thereby increasing
tree canopy coverage while reducing mowing requirements. Additionally, minor changes will be made to the parking lot so there will be no loss of parking spaces due to the addition of the stormwater management improvements. The construction began in January 2015 and will be completed in March 2015. Construction access to the site will be from Library Lane.
For further information please contact the Project Manager, David Fehr, P.E., at 703.282.9619 or David.Fehr@alexandriava.gov
Burke Library from Library Lane
City Marina Dredging
The City of Alexandria has awarded a construction contract to McLean Contracting Company to perform maintenance dredging of the City Marina. The construction work is anticipated to begin in late November of this year, and be substantially complete by January 31, 2015.
All of the construction activities will take place on the river, including staging and overnight storage of equipment, creating no landside impacts. A floating turbidity curtain, used to control discharge of sediment, will be placed and periodically relocated as crews move throughout the project area.
The turbidity curtain may periodically impact waterside access to some portions of the marina. All equipment will be lighted and marked as required. Throughout the construction period, the City is providing full-time construction management services on-site to monitor the work and
coordinate with the construction contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Tony Gammon, P.E., Civil Engineer IV at 703.746.4155 or Anthony.Gammon@alexandriava.gov.
Backlick Run Stream Bank Stabilization Phase II
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources LLC, of Millersville, Maryland for the construction of the second and final phase of Backlick Run stream embankment repairs. This project is divided into two distinct construction sites located at the east and west ends of the
existing concrete channel. The work on the east site involves concrete repairs to the spillway along with rip-rap placement downstream and on the embankments. The work on the west site involves replacement of the concrete embankment protection adjacent to Armistead Boothe Park. Rip-rap
is rock normally used to protect embankments against erosion. The purpose of the project is to prevent further erosion of the north bank and to restore channel geometry to original conditions.
During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City experienced severe flooding along Backlick Run. The flooding associated with that storm event caused severe erosion of the stream embankments
Construction will begin in February 2015 and will last for approximately 180 days. Construction access to the east site will be from Duke Street through Ben Brenman Park. Construction access to the west site will be from Edsall Road through Armistead Boothe Park via the park access
Eastern site - Area of channel concrete repairs near Ben Brenman Park.
Western site - Area of concrete enbankment repairs near Cameron Station West End Park
Additional Project Updates
Taylor Run Sanitary Sewer Upgrade and Stream Restoration Project