Vegetation Removal on Four Mile Run Levee Beginning in Mid-August
Beginning August 15, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will be managing vegetation removal along the Four Mile Run levee from the I-395 bridge to downstream of the Mount Vernon Avenue bridge at Four Mile Run.
The City of Alexandria must maintain the structural integrity and the flow capacity of Four Mile Run channel through routine maintenance practices. Associated with the channel is a levee and floodwall system that was constructed in the 1970s to mitigate flooding.
The upcoming work, which involves removing and cutting vegetation to flush the levee, is part of the maintenance of the levee.
The City has contracted with the Davey Tree Expert Company to perform this work, which includes use of a woodchipper. Work is expected to continue to mid-October. Typical hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. For safety, the public is advised to stay clear of crews while work is being completed.
For additional information, contact the Stormwater Management Division at 703.746.6499 or visit the City’s Stormwater Flooding and Drainage webpage.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/go/3858.