The project is part of compliance with a 2017 Virginia law that requires Alexandria to overhaul the city’s combined sewer system, which has been dumping 130 million gallons of raw sewage into the Potomac River every year. The city is required to complete the overhaul by July 1, 2025.
In an email to ALXnow, RiverRenew Outreach Program Manager Sheeva Noshirvan outlined the schedule of the project moving forward.
Work at the AlexRenew site started the earliest, in May this year, and will be the last part of the project to finish — in July 2025.
The first community work for the RiverRenew project will be in October, when work starts on Royal Street for Outfall 2.
The full schedule is:
- Royal Street (Outfall 2) — starting October 2021, ending June 2024
- Pendleton Street (Outfall 1) — starting November 2021, ending October 2024
- Hooffs Run Interceptor (Outfalls 3 and 4) — starting December 2021, ending May 2023
- AlexRenew — started May 2021, ending July 2025.
RiverRenew is planning to host a series of virtual community listening sessions, where project staff meet with locals to discuss issues surrounding construction. The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 15, at 6 p.m., to discuss construction of a facility on Pendleton Street near Oronoco Bay Park. A meeting the next Thursday, July 22, will discuss a similar facility on Royal Street near Jones Point Park.
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