The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10 a.m., to mark the completion of the Huntington Levee. The ceremony will be held in the new pumping station located at Huntington Park. Attendees should use the entrance drive located at the intersection of Arlington Terrace and Mount Vernon Drive.
The Huntington Levee is 2,800 feet long and runs parallel to Cameron Run. The levee and drainage system have been designed to protect the community from storms up to and including 100-year flooding events – floods that have a one percent chance of occurring in any given year. The project received the Envision Bronze award for sustainable infrastructure.
The $40M project included the construction of a new levee and pumping station, the construction of approximately 4,800 feet of recreational trails, and the renovation of nearby Farrington Park. Planning and design began in 2013, and construction activities began in February 2017.
This project was managed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. Arcadis U.S designed the levee and managed the extensive federal, state, and county permitting requirements, and Archer-Western Contractors was the general contractor in charge of construction.