Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448 Fairfax, VA 22035

Christopher S. Herrington,

Slipline Replacement #3 (Celadon Ln)

Project Update: May 27, 2022

Project was advertised on May 18, 2022. Bids will be opened on June 21, 2022, and construction anticipated to commence in September 2022.

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’s design phase is complete and is currently in the bid phase. Construction expected to commence in September 2022.

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


Construction activity is expected to begin in September 2022 and be substantially completed in September 2023.

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.

Presentations to the Community


For more information please email the Project Manager, Christopher Mata 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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