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Alexandria Waterfront  

 

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

  Charles Barrett 

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. 

The construction will begin June 23, 2014 and will last for a period not to exceed 180 days.  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.

Backlick Run North Bank Erosion Repairs Project

 Backlick Run 

The City of Alexandria will be employing the services of Avon Construction Company for the construction of riprap slope protection along the north banks of Backlick Run immediately east of the concrete channel section of the run. Riprap is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.  The purpose of the project is to prevent further erosion of the north bank and restore channel geometry to original conditions.  

During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City experienced severe flooding in the Backlick Run Watershed that included Backlick Run. The severe flooding caused the riprap earthen embankment to be washed away.   

The construction began June 2, 2014 and will last for a period not to exceed 90 days, weather permitting.  Construction access to the site will be from Deer Run Court. 

For further information, please contact the Project Engineer, David Fehr, P.E. at 703.746.4060.

 

Taylor Run Sanitary Sewer Upgrade and Stream Restoration Project

CulvertThe 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 is scheduled to begin 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. 
 

King & West Combined Sewer Diversion Structure Project  King & West 

The City of Alexandria will be employing the services of Sagres Construction Company for the construction of a new sanitary sewer diversion structure on North West Street near the intersection with King Street. The purpose of the project is to improve system maintenance in accordance with regulatory requirements.

The construction will commence in January of 2014 for six months and require the closing of a portion of West Street between King Street and Cameron Street for a portion of that time. There will be four parking spaces out of service during the project and a detour will be required. However, access to all businesses will be maintained at all times.

If you have additional interest more detailed information can be obtained by clicking on the link below. 

City of Alexandria Creates Department of Project Implementation; Emily Baker Appointed Director

Emily Baker imageOn Wednesday, July 31, Alexandria City Manager Rashad Young announced the creation of the Department of Project Implementation, and his selection of Emily Baker, P.E., as its Director. As part of the City's efforts to improve government performance for residents and businesses, and to better align our work with the City's strategic plans and goals, this new department will be charged with the implementation of City infrastructure capital projects. The Department of Project Implementation will largely originate from the Engineering and Construction Management sections of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) and will be responsible for engineering, contracting, and overseeing the construction of City owned infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, sewers, and more.

During Baker's 20-year career, she has overseen the design and construction of projects in both the public and private sectors. Since 2000, she has served as the City Engineer and T&ES Deputy Director, managing the Engineering Division. During her tenure, she has provided exceptional leadership, project management, and technical oversight for multi-million dollar, large capital infrastructure projects. She has managed the design and construction of mitigation projects, which were part of the $44 million Woodrow Wilson Bridge Settlement Agreement, and the $50 million Monroe Avenue Bridge replacement project.

Baker, a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and Maryland, has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Current Project Updates

 

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