Alexandria main extension project: S. Washington & Church Streets

In order to improve water reliability and fire hydrant flow capacity to Bridgeyard Apartments (formerly Hunting Point on the Potomac) and Porto Vecchio Condominiums, Virginia American Water is installing a 750-foot long, 12-inch water line extension. Currently, only one existing 12-inch water main supplies water to these complexes. The water line extension will create redundancy, helping to ensure that the apartment and condominium homes do not lose water in the event of a main break or fire. Virginia American Water’s investment in this project is $350,000.
The water line extension will be routed around the west perimeter of Freedmen’s Cemetery, located at South Washington and Church Streets. Freedmen’s Cemetery is a Civil War-era African-American burial ground, and the site of a memorial commemorating the graves that remain there. Due to the location of the apartment and condominium buildings south of I-495, the only feasible solution for extending the water line is the proposed alignment at the perimeter of Freedmen’s Cemetery. 
In addition, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery is located on the east side of South Washington Street at the junction where the new 12-inch pipe will connect to an existing pipe.
Construction is scheduled to begin tomorrow, August 2, by Virginia American Water contractor, Utilities Unlimited. The work will be completed before 12/31/17. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 am—6pm on Church Street, and 9 am—3:30 pm on South Washington Street. Weekend and evening work is not expected unless required to maintain the project schedule.


Location: Alexandria: S. Washington/Church Streets
Issued: 08/02/2017
Start Time: 08:00 am
End Time: 11:59 pm
Expires: 12/31/2017
Contact Name: Hao Chen
Contact Phone: (703) 706-3889
Posted in: Construction