Upcoming Work at Powhatan, Hooffs Run and Ben Brenman Parks

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Upcoming Work at Powhatan, Hooffs Run and Ben Brenman Parks

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2020

The City of Alexandria will conduct work projects at specified City parks in September and October. Visitors should follow any pedestrian detours and avoid work areas. All work schedules are weather permitting.

Beginning on Friday, September 11, exploratory utility work will take place adjacent to Hooffs Run Park (18A East Linden St.) near the basketball courts and playground. The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will conduct an inspection of the Hooffs Run culvert. This necessary maintenance work falls under the City's stormwater management program, but it is not part of a planned cleaning of the culvert. Park facilities will remain open during the inspection, but residents are asked to stay at least 100 feet back from the site and all equipment being used. Visit alexandriava.gov/PublicWorks for more information.

Construction of pedestrian improvements will take place at Powhatan Park (1010 Douglas St.) between September 14 and October 23. Work will occur in phases, starting with demolition of the existing sidewalk along Route One and installation of a new sidewalk, followed by installation of fencing and new landscaping. During this time, several large trucks and heavy equipment will be present during the daytime, and Route One lane closures are expected. The playground and other park areas may be temporarily closed due to construction activities. Improvements are consistent with the Powhatan Park Improvement Plan to improve safety and park access from Route One. For additional information or questions, contact Daniel Unkle, Project Manager, at daniel.unkle@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5416.

Invasive plant material will be removed from the shoreline of Ben Brenman Pond and along Backlick Run at Ben Brenman Park (4800 Brenman Park Dr.) adjacent to Sommerville Street and Ben Brenman Dog Park. The purpose of the work is to improve environmental conditions for native trees, plants, and animals by reducing the negative impact of non-native invasive plants. The work will occur over a two to five-week period and signs will be posted where activity is occurring. For additional information, contact Rod Simmons, Natural Resource Manager, at Rod.Simmons@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4651.

Visit alexandrava.gov/Recreation for more information about upcoming park projects and scheduled construction work.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/117634.