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Mt. Vernon Stormwater Management Facility Improvements Complete

Mt. Vernon Place Has Reopened to Traffic

With the arrival of the fall planting season in September, city contractors began landscaping as the final phase of improvements to the Mt. Vernon stormwater management facility.

Mt. Vernon Place reopened to through traffic in late August after city contractors replaced a culvert at the stream crossing near Elwood Smith Park’s baseball/softball field and deepened portions of the pond to increase the stormwater management facility’s water quality treatment capacity. The improvements will help prevent erosion and flooding downstream, and reduce pollution in local tributaries that flow to the Chesapeake Bay.

The facility, near Richard Montgomery High School, was designed and constructed in 1980 and was retrofitted in 2003. This latest project addressed more than 18 years of sediment buildup.

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