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Carey Needham
Director, Capital Facilities

Slipline Replacement #3 (Celadon Ln)

Project Update: March 13, 2023

Construction is expected to begin in late March 2023 and last through January 2024.

Project Background

This gravity sewer pipes in question have reached the end of their useful life. The pipes were originally installed in the 1940s and were rehabbed once in the 1990s. The rehab work involved the insertion of plastic pipe within the old 1940s pipe – which was done without disturbing the grade above. The plastic pipe has since shown signs of failure. After a 2019 study of alternatives, it was determined that replacing/relocating the gravity sewer pipe was the most feasible option.

Project Description

street view of Celadon Ln
Street view of Celadon Ln

The project involves the replacement of sewer mains along Wooten Drive, in the backyards of homes on Wooten Drive and Worthington Circle, and behind some of the businesses on Arlington Boulevard. Further, we plan to construct a new sewer main down Worthington Circle and Celadon Lane, and abandon-in-place old sewer main in the backyards of the homes on the same street. Fairfax County is also coordinating with Fairfax Water to relocate some water mains to accommodate the new sewer mains. Traffic impacts are expected but will be kept at a minimum.

Project Location

The project is in the Seven Corners area off Arlington Blvd. and Olin Dr. The impacted roads include Wooten Dr., Worthington Cir., Celadon Ln., & Brook Dr. The Contractor’s proposed staging area will be in a portion of the parking lot of Boulevard Square Office Park.

Slipline Replacement 3 Celadon Lane - map Aug-2020
Overview map showing the proposed work

Project Phase

The project is in the construction phase.

Project Benefits

The benefits of the project are:

  • Improve sewer system reliability in the neighborhood
  • Prevent costly future emergency repairs
  • Reduce future risk of sanitary sewer overflows
  • Reduce risks to public health and the environment


The construction will be phased in the following sequence:

  • Phase 1 - replacement of waterlines on Wooten Drive and Worthington Circle.
  • Phase 2 – installation of sewer main and re-routing of sewer service lines on Celadon Lane (near the intersection of Brook Drive).
  • Phase 3 – installation of sewer main and re-routing of sewer service lines on Worthington Circle.
  • Phase 4 - replacement of sewer main and reconnection of sewer service lines on Wooten Drive (between Worthington Circle and Olin Drive).
  • Phase 5 – replacement of sewer main behind the commercial properties of Arlington Boulevard.
  • Phase 6 – full site restoration to include paving of the disturbed roads.

What to Expect

Once construction commencing, the community can expect construction activities along Celadon Lane, Worthington Circle, and Wooten Drive. Temporary and partial road closure are expected along these roads. The community can expect close coordination with County staff during this work.

Project Cost and Funding Source

Wastewater construction projects are funded through the County’s Capital Improvement Program.


For more information, please email the Branch Chief or call the Project Manager, Christopher Mata at 571-536-9649 within the Wastewater Design and Construction Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5111, TTY 711.

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