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Street, Lane Closures as F.C’s Sewer Rehab Work Continues

As work continues on Falls Church’s annual sanitary sewer rehabilitation project, some street and lane closures will be needed in the City.

Beginning this Sunday, Am-Liner East will rehabilitate sanitary sewer mains on the following schedule:

• Sunday, June 20, South Washington Street (400 blk)

• Monday, June 21, South Washington Street (500 blk)

• Tuesday, June 22, South Washington Street (100 blk)

• Wednesday, June 23, East Annandale Road (100 blk)

This work will be performed at night, and there will be lane closures in South Washington Street as follows:

On Sunday, June 20, the right-hand north-bound lane of South Washington Street will be closed beginning at 4 p.m., and will reopen by the start of Monday’s morning rush hour between Tinner Hill Road and Hillwood Avenue.

On Monday, June 21, a portion of the right-hand north-bound lane of South Washington Street will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. between Maple Avenue and Tinner Hill Road.

On Tuesday, June 22, a portion of the left-hand south-bound lane of South Washington Street will be closed beginning at 7:30 p.m. between East Broad Street and East Fairfax Street.

The total project will include lining approximately 9,100 linear feet of sewer main with polyester resin on the following streets. The project is part of the Department of Environmental Services Public Utilities Division Comprehensive Sanitary Sewer System Improvement Plan developed in 2003 which outlines a phased program of sewer system evaluation and rehabilitation. This rehabilitation extends the life of the existing sewer mains and, by reducing the amount of inflow of storm water and ground water, is expected to reduce the treatment costs paid by the City. The project began in early May when AM-Liner East, Inc began inspecting the sewer lines to be rehabilitated.

The second phase of the project, which involves the insertion of a new liner into the sewer main, is expected to continue through the end of June. Customers will be notified and provided with more detailed information shortly before the sewer line serving their residence is scheduled for rehabilitation.

More information about this project is available from the City’s Public Utilities Division at 703-248-5070 (TTY 711).