Project is nearing the end of design and will be commencing the land acquisition phase. Construction is expected to begin Summer 2021.
The gravity sewer pipes in question have reached the end of their useful life. The pipes were originally installed in the 1940s and were rehabilitated in the 1990s. The rehab work involved the insertion of plastic pipe within the old 1940s pipe – this 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.
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, a new sewer main down Worthington Circle and Celadon Lane will be constructed, and the old sewer main in the backyards of the homes on the same street will be abandoned in place. Fairfax County is coordinating with Fairfax Water to relocate some water mains to accommodate the new sewer mains. Traffic impacts are expected but will be kept to a minimum.
The project is in the Seven Corners area off Arlington Blvd. and Olin Dr. The impacted roads include Wooten Dr., Worthington Cir., Celadon Ln., and Brook Dr. The contractor’s proposed staging area will be in a portion of the parking lot at Boulevard Square Office Park.
The project is nearing the end of the design phase and beginning the land acquisition phase. Once the land acquisition phase is complete (anticipated Spring 2021), the project will be advertised to pre-qualified contractors.
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 Summer 2021 and be substantially completed in Summer 2022.
Project Cost and Funding Source
Construction of the Slipline Replacement #3 (Celadon Lane) Project is estimated at $4,700,000. Wastewater construction projects are funded through the County’s Capital Improvement Program.
Presentations to the Community
To provide further details on the project, a community meeting is planned for August 19, 2020 at 6 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, large public meetings are not being held at this time. For this reason, we plan to have this meeting virtually – see details below:
Slipline Replacement #3 (Celadon Lane) Project – Community Meeting
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.