Lee County, VA Environmental Infrastructure Sewer Improvements
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AUTHORIZATION: Section 219
TYPE OF PROJECT: Environmental Infrastructure
PROJECT PHASE: Design
LOCATION: This project is located within Lee County, in southwestern Virginia, bordering Kentucky and Tennessee.
CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST: Griffith (VA-09); Rogers (KY-05); Burchett (TN-02)
NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: Lee County, VA
BACKGROUND: Lee County and regional planning officials requested a study of wastewater infrastructure under the Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure program. This regional infrastructure project, seated in Lee County, Virginia, adjoins the Tennessee counties of Hancock and Claiborne, and the Kentucky counties of Harlan and Bell.
IMPORTANCE: The project will provide wastewater service to hundreds of households and over 1,000 residents. The regional project would also provide the basis for expansion of Lincoln Memorial University, which is an integral driver of the region’s economy. The project will allow for residential growth and economic development of one of the most economically distressed regions in the United States.
STATUS: Project is in Design Phase. 30% design level efforts were completed in early 2022 and the Design Contractor is now moving towards the 60% design level.
FY22 SCHEDULED WORK: Acquisition of remaining Rights of Entry, progress to 60% and then 95% design completion.
COMPLETION: Construction completion anticipated in FY28.