Beginning the week of Nov, 12, the Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will be removing vegetation along the Four Mile Run levee from the I-395 bridge to just downstream of the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge at Four Mile Run Park.

The City of Alexandria must maintain the structural integrity and the flow capacity of Four Mile Run channel through routine maintenance practices. Associated with the channel is a levee and floodwall system that was constructed back in the 1970s to mitigate flooding.  

The upcoming work, which involves removing and cutting vegetation flush to the levee, is part of the maintenance of the levee. 

The City has contracted with The Care of Trees to perform this work on the City’s behalf. The work, which will include the use of a wood chipper, is expected to continue to mid-January. Typical hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For safety, the public is advised to please stay clear of crews while this work is being completed.  

For additional information, contact the Stormwater Management Division at 703.746.6499 or visit the Stormwater Flooding & Drainage web page.