A community meeting was held for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Chesterbrook Elementary School, 1753 Kirby Road, McLean, at 7 p.m. to discuss recent storm events and provide a project update. Field topographical surveys and utility identifications are ongoing. A conceptual design for the project is scheduled to be submitted December 2019. County staff will continue to work with community members throughout the design process.
This project is located in the Pimmit Run Watershed and is part of a larger neighborhood stormwater improvement area (PM9814) identified in the Middle Potomac Watershed Management Plan.
This neighborhood stormwater improvement project will evaluate existing drainage and stormwater infrastructure throughout the neighborhoods in the vicinity of Tucker Avenue and within a 67 acre drainage area that leads to the local stream, Pimmit Run. Existing stormwater infrastructure includes systems managed by Fairfax County within easements on private residential lots and within the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) road right-of-way. The project is being led by Fairfax County in partnership with VDOT.
The primary goals of the project are to:
The project is divided into three areas: Upper Tucker; Middle Tucker; and Lower Tucker to better evaluate drainage issues and develop solutions. All three areas have inadequate drainage systems that result in street, yard and/or house flooding during certain storm events. Additionally, portions of lower Tucker Avenue are in a FEMA floodplain along Pimmit Run that creates further drainage problems.
The project is located in the Chesterfield, Chesterbrook Gardens and Grass Ridge communities in the vicinity of Tucker Avenue in McLean. The project area consists of approximately 67 acres of land that drain to Pimmit Run at the lower end of Tucker Avenue.
The project is in the Dranesville District in the Pimmit Run Watershed.
The project is in the conceptual design phase.
The concept design is scheduled to be submitted in February 2020. Coordination with homeowners including acquisition of additional storm drainage easements will be required prior to final design and construction.
County staff will work with the community throughout the design process to arrive at the best possible solution for the project area.
Construction of the Tucker Avenue Neighborhood Stormwater Project is estimated to cost about $3.7 million. Stormwater projects are funded through the county Stormwater Service District.
For more information please email Project Manager Sajan.Pokharel@fairfaxcounty.gov, Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-5687, TTY 711.
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