To Barge or Not to Barge on the Alexandria, Virginia Waterfront (Poll)

2 Duke Street - part of Robinson South project being planned for the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront
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Our new poll is based off this terrific story by Vernon miles in the Alexandria Gazette. Should the Robinson Terminal South developer be forced to barge the dirt away from the site and to the site during construction or haul it to and from as normal via trucks?

Construction is a dirty business. During the redevelopment of the current Robinson Terminal South site, 15,000 cubic yards of dirt will have to be brought to the site to raise it above flood level, and then 55,000 cubic yards will have to be removed to facilitate construction of an underground parking garage. It has to be transported to and from the Waterfront construction site along a haul route determined by the city.

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Why does 15,000 yards need to be brought in if 55,000 yards need to be removed? Couldn’t the 15,000 be taken from the 55,000, dropping the overall transportation load from 70,000 to 40,000 (over 40% lower)?

Alicia Foster
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When we moved cross country to SE Old Town, our mover was required to transfer our goods to a smaller truck before they could deliver them because the big heavy truck was forbidden on the local streets. It added time and money to the cost of the move. I can only assume that it was a preventative move for the city since large trucks do more damage to these historical streets. I think if you let the developer make the huge number of heavy truck trips through the city that it would be fair to ask them to repair the… Read more »