Mount Vernon Dual Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) Culvert Replacement Project
The Mount Vernon Dual Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) Culvert Improvement project aims to mitigate localized flooding by upgrading the storm sewer system in the vicinity of Mount Vernon Avenue, Edison Street, and W. Reed Avenue (as shown in the project vicinity map above). The main work includes the improvement of the CMP pipes, improving flow through the pipes, and relocating storm drain inlets. Other work may include shifting the storm sewers coming from Mount Vernon Avenue to a more suitable position between two buildings between Mount Vernon Avenue and Edison Street.
• Status: In design
• Total Cost: $2,500,000 (est.)
• Funding Source: 50% Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) and 50% City funding
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The City of Alexandria is experiencing more frequent and severe flash flooding from extreme precipitation events that have occurred more frequently in the last few years. These flash flood events damage residential and commercial properties, impact critical assets, and cause day-to-day disruptions and economic losses. The City is implementing resilient stormwater system upgrades informed by the City of Alexandria Storm Sewer Capacity Analysis (CASSCA) and neighborhood investigations, as well as making spot improvements to high-priority flood risk areas, along with accelerated frequent operations and maintenance under the Flood Action Alexandria program.