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FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Naming the Tunnels

RiverRenew and the City of Alexandria are currently selecting names for Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 2 from a short list of community submissions.

The call for entries closed on December 1, 2018 and submissions are currently under review. Learn more about the tunnel naming contest, and check back here soon to see the selections! 

“Tunnel 1” and “Tunnel 2” don’t have the right ring to them…

RiverRenew is planning a new network of tunnels that will prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from reaching Alexandria’s waterways. These tunnels will have a significant impact on the health of our waterways and environment for years to come.

Knowing these tunnels would need names that are equally lasting and meaningful, RiverRenew turned to the community for help last fall. Community members were invited to submit their best ideas online through December 1, 2018.

We received over 100 submissions and were wowed by Alexandrians' creativity, historical knowledge and humor!

AlexRenew staff reviewed the submissions and narrowed them down to a shortlist. These names are intended to reflect the outcomes of RiverRenew and geography of Alexandria. These seven pairs were shared with the City Council - AlexRenew Board Project Review Workgroup for consideration on January 31, 2019.

RiverRenew would like to thank everyone who shared their creativity with us. Check back here soon to see the selections!

Shortlist of Tunnel Names

Tunnel 1 Names: Outfalls 001/2 Tunnel 2 Names: Outfalls 003/4
Coastal Tunnel Inland Tunnel
Northhook Tunnel Underhooff Tunnel
Potomac Passage Hooffs Runnel
Clean River Tunnel Renew Run Tunnel
Waterfront Tunnel Hooffs Run Tunnel
River Tunnel Creek Tunnel
Mallard Tunnel Canvasback Canal
Map showing tunnels in Alexandria
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