Friday, July 12, 2019

Allison Street Levee Meeting


It has been almost five years since we were told that FEMA required our levee wall to be raised at least four (4) feet.

We have held meetings, heard promises, and waited for the work to begin and end. NOTHING.

Today, Friday, July 12, 2019, City representatives, County representatives AND the approved Contractor met and did a walkthrough on the levee (again). Based on that walkthrough, trees were marked for removal or retention. In addition, the plans for the work on the levee were reviewed, and the start date is now set for September 2019.

So that the community can be brought up to date on the work that is to be done, and to understand the impact that the work will have on that area of our community, a meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Rainier Nature Center.

All residents are invited, particularly those that will be directly impacted by the work on the levee -- Arundel Road residents, Queenstown Apartment, Rainier Manor and 34th Street below Upshur Street (North).

What is the Allison Street Levee Project?

The Allison Street Levee Project is an $11.7 million project contracted out by with Prince George’s County. The “Allison Street Flood Control Levee Project includes rehabilitation of the Levee and 34th St. Bridge Replacement.”

This 2-year project will include the complete replacement of the 34th St bridge that spans 45 ft, and the rehabilitation of 6 levee segments that total 7,533 ft. That work includes but is not limited to sheet piling, concrete walls, and extensions, pipe installation, raising the levee embankment, etc.

If you have questions or concerns, PLEASE attend this meeting!