Contract Awarded for Phase I of Huntington Levee Design


July 3, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ben Boxer, 703-324-5880, TTY 711

Contract Awarded for Phase I of Huntington Levee Design

News Highlights

  • Contract for phase I of the Huntington Levee design awarded to ARCADIS.
  • Phase I to consist of data collection, site study and the development of conceptual design.
  • Data collection in Huntington area to commence in early July.


Fairfax County has awarded the contract for phase I of the Huntington Levee design to ARCADIS. This is a major step towards developing the design documents for the 2,800-foot-long levee and pump station that will help protect the homes and other property in the Huntington neighborhood from flooding.

Phase I of the project will include data collection, the completion of a site study and the development of a conceptual design for the levee. It is anticipated that this initial phase of the project design development will run through January 2014.

Survey crews from the county’s consulting firm William H. Gordon Associates will begin gathering essential survey data from the Huntington neighborhood after July 1. Crews will be performing minimally disruptive tasks such as marking utilities with flags and paint and setting large nails in specific locations for measuring horizontal and vertical geometry. These measurements are necessary to develop the project design for the levee.

Based on the initial concept provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers, this complex project is anticipated to take three to five years to design, with an additional two years for construction. The project will require review by local, state and federal agencies. 

For more project details and status updates, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/huntingtonlevee.

 

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