Duke Street In Motion
On June 27th, City Council approved the concept design for the Duke Street Transitway as proposed by the Duke Street Advisory Group. This fall, the City has continued to work with residents on design elements of the project, specifically some of the service roads and intersections in Segment 3. Keep up to date on this project and others in the area by signing up for the Duke Streets Projects eNews.
- See the update to City Council on the Duke Street Transitway project.
- View the presentation and video from the November community discussions on Cambridge/Roth intersection and service roads.
- On December 7, the City will host a public meeting to discuss the service roads in Segment 3 at Bishop Ireton High School. The meeting will be held between 7 - 8:30 p.m. with a presentation and open house.
Key Project Resources
- Advisory Group Recommendation
- Review updated FAQs about the project prepared in advance of the Council meeting.
- Corridor Roll Plots (Updated June 2023)
- Proposed Station Information (Updated June 2023)
- Complete June 27th Council Materials
To learn more about all the ways the City is working to make Duke Street work better, please visit alexandriava.gov/transportation-planning/duke-street-projects.
Duke Street Transitway Overview
The Duke Street corridor was first identified in the 2008 Transportation Master Plan and then reaffirmed in the 2012 Transit Corridors Feasibility Study and the 2021 Alexandria Mobility Plan as one of the City’s three high capacity transit corridors, along with the Metroway on Route 1 and the West End Transitway. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has awarded the City a total of $87 million dollars for the planning, design, and construction of a transitway along the Duke Street Corridor from Landmark Mall to King Street Metro Station. From the summer of 2021 to the summer of 2023, the City worked with the community and the Duke Street in Motion Advisory Group to identify a vision for the corridor and develop some concept plans for implementation with NVTA funds.
*Additional planning work will occur in summer/fall 2023 to consider the inclusion of separated bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Segment 3.
The concept plan was endorsed by Council on June 27th, 2023. Staff are working to finalize the planning phase through the end of 2023 and aim to begin the design phase in early 2023. The schedule is still being finalized, but construction could begin as early as 2026.
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Phase 3 - Preferred Concept
Phase 3: Preferred Concept Documents
- Summary of Metrics (April 2023)
- Travel Time Comparison Detail - AM and PM (Updated with AM May 2023)
- Open House Boards (similar to presentation PDFs; includes a map showing changes in walk shed) (April 2023)
- Busway Concept A, Curb Feature Y - Preliminary Roll Plot (April 2023)
- Busway Concept B, Curb Feature Z - Preliminary Roll Plot (April 2023)
- Open House Comment Period
- Cameron Station Precinct Meeting
- Email comments from individuals - Phase I and II
- Email comments from individuals - Phase III
Phase 2 - Concept Development Engagement Materials (Fall 2022)
Thank you to everyone who provided input during our October engagement on bus design concepts for Duke Street! A summary of input is available here .
See below for Fall 2022 engagement meeting materials:
- Recorded overview presentation
- Presentation PDF with transcript (español )
- Busway concept fact sheets and comparison tables:
- Vision and guiding principles
- Meeting Boards (Existing Conditions Bus, Existing Conditions Vehicle Travel, Comparison of Busway Alternatives - Safety, Comparison of Busway Alternatives - Travel Times)
- Segment 1 Presentation
- Segment 2 Presentation
- Segment 3 Presentation
- Other Phase 2: Concept Development Documents
Phase 1 - Visioning Community Feedback Results (Summer 2021)
The City of Alexandria has compiled the results of more than 1,800 feedback form responses from both online and in-person pop-up events for the Duke Street In Motion project. Watch the video below for a brief overview of some of the findings from the community's input.
Community Input Summary: The City has compiled the results of the feedback forms and provided a summary report of the findings of your input. If you are interested in seeing all the data submitted, the complete results are available in this sortable Excel file.
Phase 1 Outreach
Historical and Background Resources
- Transitway Corridor Feasibility Study (2012)
2012 Concept Plan Fact Sheet (Developed in 2022)
- Transitway Work Group Recommendation to Council (2012)
- City Council Presentation and Resolution on Preferred Alternative for Transitway Corridors (2012)
- Memo to Council on History of Corridors B (Duke Street) and C (West End Transitway) (2018)
Other Phase 1: Visioning Documents
- Duke Street NVTA Application (2018)
- Duke Street NVTA Application (2020)
- November 24, 2020 City Council Presentation
- February 14, 2023 City Council Project Update
If you have any questions, please contact Silas Sullivan, Transit Planner at email@example.com.