Join Us for AlexRenew’s Tunnel Completion Open House


Join Us for AlexRenew’s Tunnel Completion Open House

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Join AlexRenew in celebrating the monumental achievement of Hazel, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), for completing the 2.2-mile-long, 12-foot-wide, 100-foot-deep Waterfront Tunnel. The collective efforts of the RiverRenew team to achieve this momentous milestone are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Their dedication and perseverance have paved the way for a brighter future for the Potomac River.
Hazel the Tunnel Boring Machine is set down on blocks.

Bring the whole family, including your furry friends, for a day packed with discovery. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Meet the star of the show, Hazel the TBM, and seize the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime photo with this engineering marvel.  
  • Engage with the dedicated miners who worked alongside Hazel for 16 months to carve out the subterranean tunnel that forms the backbone of our RiverRenew project. 
  • Immerse yourself in a hands-on mining exhibit that brings the underground world to life.
  • View full-scale models of both Hazel and the Pendleton Street diversion facility (currently under construction) gaining insights into their pivotal roles in safeguarding our waterways. 
  • Get up close to a Multi-Service Vehicle (MSV) that ferried crew members and materials through the tunnel during its construction.
    For the adventurous souls aged 18 and above, peer into the depths of the 116-foot tunnel shaft, equivalent to the height of a towering 12-story building.
  • Embark on a storybook journey with Hazel's TBM companion, Cloe, through a storybook walk.
  • Capture memories at Cloe’s Photo Booth and test your skills at Cloe’s Cornhole Game. 
  • Take home cool giveaways, including Hazel and Moxie stickers. Temporary tattoos, children’s books, and more. 
  • Enjoy delicious offerings from Black Market Coffee (AM) and Rockland’s Barbeque and Grilling Company (PM), available for purchase on-site.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us in celebrating our commitment to protecting Alexandria’s waterways!

AlexRenew Tunnel Completion Open House
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
501 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA

Street parking is available, with the nearest parking garage located at 220 N Union Street.