2019 Completed Projects
Marina Utility Improvement
The City is upgraded the electrical and plumbing systems of piers along the Potomac River, east of Union Street between King Street and Queen Street.
Left: Previous Existing G/H Pier with outdated electrical & plumbing systems
Right: Completed G/H Pier with updated power & plumbing pedestals
2018 Completed Projects
Bellaire Road Retaining wall replacement project
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to VKM Contracting for replacing a collapsed portion of retaining wall at the end of Bellaire Road. Project work consisted of removing a damaged segment of existing wall, driving steel piles, installing precast concrete lagging panels, placing concrete curb, attaching a fence, street paving, site grading, and seeding for grass restoration. The project was substantially completed in fall 2018.
Holmes Run Bike Trail
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Civil Wall Solutions for the construction of improvements along the Holmes Run Bike Trail from the stream crossing at North Ripley Street to Van Dorn Street .The project consisted of the replacement of the existing Holmes Run fair weather crossing with a new pedestrian / bicycle bridge, an on-street bicycle route to be used as an alternative to the Holmes Run trail during flood events. The restoration also ensures the base flood elevation is not increased as a result of the construction of the new pedestrian bridge. Construction was completed in September 2018.
The I-Net Fiber Project (Municipal Fiber) consisted of installing conduit throughout the City in order to create the basis for a future fiber network to connect all City sites and City Schools. By creating this fiber network the City will not be dependent on private fiber networks. This project was completed Summer 2018.
ITS Phase II
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project included the construction and installation of conduit and fiber along the arterial roadways to improve the consistency and efficiency of traffic management, incident detection, and incident responses. This project allows the City to gather data useful for many civic needs. The project was completed Summer 2018.
Lake Cook Stormwater Management
The Lake Cook project included stormwater retrofits intended to meet municipal stormwater permit requirements, by reducing stormwater pollutant loads while offering greater accessibility and public amenities to the visitors of Cameron Run Regional Park. Improvements included construction of a sediment forebay, an improved stormwater outfall, and trail improvements. Construction was substantially completed September 2018.
New Freedom Grant Pedestrian Improvements
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Sagres Construction Corporation for the construction of pedestrian and intersection improvements at the following six locations: Street & St. Asaph Street, Pendleton Street & Columbus Street, Pendleton Street & Payne Street, Pendleton & West Street, Madison Street & Henry Street, and Washington Street & Oronoco Street. The improvements included curb extensions, ADA ramps, pedestrian signals and push buttons. Construction was completed June 2018.
NW Corner - Pendleton St. & N. St. Asaph St. - Bus Bulb-out
SE Corner - Pendleton St. and N. Columbus St. - Bus Bulb-out
NW Corner - Pendleton St. and N. Columbus St. - Bus Bulb-out
SW Corner Pendleton and N. Payne St. - Bus Bulb-out
NE Corner - Pendleton St. and N. West St.- Bus Bulb-out
SW Corner - Madison St. and N. Henry St.- Bus Bulb-out
N. Washington St. and Oronoco St.- Pedestrian Signals
Oronoco Dredging and Capping
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc for the dredging and capping project in the Potomac River at the Oronoco Street storm sewer outfall. The goal of the project was to eliminate the discharge of contaminated material to the river. The Oronoco Dredging and Capping project was substantially completed in April 2018.
North Alfred Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Sagres Construction Corp. for the replacement of existing sanitary sewer pipes and all associated service connections in the 200 block of N. Alfred Street. Construction was substantially completed August 2018.
Windmill Hill Shoreline Rehabilitation Project
Construction at Windmill Hill Park is nearing completion with many major elements of work finished. The contractor has successfully constructed the living shoreline and has established the living shoreline and landscape plantings. The Gibbon Street outfall has been stabilized with stream restoration features and planted with native plants. Many site amenities have been installed, including: the pedestrian bridge, a drinking fountain, light poles, and two stone seat walls. Site furnishings such as benches, trash receptacles, and bicycle loops, have also been installed.
Work remaining includes: final placement of sod, topdressing pedestrian paths, testing of, and adjustment to, the irrigation system, installation of remaining plants, and overall site and debris cleanup.
Once all proposed elements are installed, the City will conduct a final inspection of the work to identify any outstanding items that must be addressed by the contractor prior to final completion. The contractor will then have 30 days to complete the punch list work. Once the punch list items are addressed, and the turf areas are established, the park will be opened to the public.
Wythe Street Sidewalk
The City of Alexandria contracted D & F Construction Inc. to construct the curb and gutter, sidewalk, and brick retaining wall on Wythe Street between N. Washington Street and N. St. Asaph Street. Construction was completed December 2018.
2017 Completed Projects
CAMERON RUN SEDIMENT REMOVAL
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources to remove excess sediment from the stream channel of Cameron Run. The removal was necessary to maintain the flood capacity. The sediment was located between Weir #1 and the I-495 Beltway Bridge along the channel alignment of Cameron Run. Construction completed December 2017.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: RAMSEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND MAURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Ashburn Construction Corporation for the construction of pedestrian and intersection improvements at the following locations: Beauregard Street & Morgan Avenue, N. Jordan Street & N. Howard Street, and Russell Road, High Street, & Monroe Avenue. The improvements included; pedestrian signals, push buttons, high visibility crosswalks, and ADA ramps. Construction was completed February 2018.
Sanger Avenue Culvert Replacement
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Sagres Construction Corp. for replacement of the existing culvert under Sanger Avenue between Bradford Court and Knole Court. Construction activities began in March 2017. The project was completed in November 2017.
Left: Previous Existing Culvert (Downstream Side)
Right: October 19, 2017 – Stream Stabilization
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Webb Construction for the construction of the Warwick Pool and Pool House. The project was completed December 2017.
Off Transitway Shelters
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to M&F Concrete Inc. for the construction of the bus stations at the following 3 locations: Northbound Potomac Avenue at Reed Avenue, Southbound Potomac Avenue at Reed Avenue, and First Street and Fayette Street. The work included the installation of new bus pads and any necessary miscellaneous site work. Construction was completed November 2017.
Four Mile Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project
The City rehabilitated approximately 2,700 LF of 21”, 24”, and 27” diameter sanitary sewer in the Four Mile Run sanitary sewer sub-basin. The project included the cleaning and preparation of the sanitary sewer to be relined, installation of a new lining utilizing cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining technology, and reinstatement of all sewer lateral service connections. This project also rehabilitated 10 sewer manholes to include the cleaning and preparation of the manholes to be relined, installation of a new lining utilizing spray-applied cementitious lining technology, installation of chimney seals, and repair or replacement of castings as required.
Oronoco Street CIPP
The City of Alexandria has completed storm sewer pipe cleanup and inspection work near the unit block of Oronoco Street. More information about this project can be found at https://www.alexandriava.gov/OronocoRemediationProject.
2016 Completed Projects
Four Mile Run Rain Garden
The City awarded a contract to D&F Construction for the construction of the storm water improvements at Four Mile Run Park. The work included the installation of a rain garden, landscaping improvements, the relocation of an existing dumpster pad, and the addition of pedestrian paths located in the park.
Aerial view of Four Mile Run Park
HOLMES RUN SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION PROJECT
The City of Alexandria completed three sanitary sewer maintenance projects in the Holmes Run area: Pegram-Strawberry Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, and the Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project. The projects utilized “no-dig” technology to rehabilitate deteriorated underground sewer pipes and manholes.
ROUTE 1 AT EAST REED AVE. INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Finley Asphalt & Sealing, Inc. for the construction of intersection improvements along Route 1 at East Reed Avenue. The project included a right turn lane from Route 1 southbound to westbound East Reed Avenue; sidewalk improvements, crosswalk upgrades, additional signage, and upgraded pedestrian signals on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Left: Pre-Construction condition.
Right: As-Built condition of right turn lane.
Edsall Road and South Pickett Street: Pedestrian Improvements
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Sagres Construction for the construction of the pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Edsall Road and South Pickett Street. This project added pedestrian signals at all four corners of the intersection and upgraded the adjacent handicap ramps and crosswalks.
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Left: Pre-Construction condition
Right: As-Built condition of upgraded pedestrian crossings
Groves and W Uhler Ave. Sewer
The City awarded a contract to Sagres Construction for the rehabilitation of existing 6" sanitary sewer lines on Groves Ave. and W. Uhler Ave. This project replaced vital failing infrastructure with new 10" PVC sanitary sewer mains. In addition to a new main, new manholes and lateral connections were also installed along the length of the project. After the sewer work was complete, new pavement was installed along the length of the project.
Left: Groves Sewer Installation
Right: Groves Sewer
Duke Street Sidewalk at I-395
The City awarded a contract to Sagres Construction for the construction of the pedestrian improvements along Duke Street at I-395. This project was part of the citywide sidewalk improvements program. The work includes upgraded concrete sidewalks, accessible ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian flashing beacons at each of the I-395 ramps.
Left: Pre-Construction Condition
Right: As-Built Condition
Payne & Fayette Sewer Separation Project
The City of Alexandria continued its efforts to separate the Combined Sewer System in Old Town Alexandria by completing the Payne & Fayette Sewer Separation Project. The work included the installation of five manholes, and associated sanitary sewer pipe, to re-direct sanitary sewer flows from the combined sewer system to the separated sanitary sewer system
Four Mile Run Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources LLC, of Millersville, Maryland for the construction of two acres of tidal wetlands along Four Mile Run.
This project was part of a joint restoration effort with Arlington County to improve the water quality and appearance of the Four Mile Run stream corridor. Former US Congressman Jim Moran obtained funding through the EPA for development of the Four Mile Run Master Plan which has been adopted by the City and Arlington County. The master plan served as the guiding framework for development of this project. The city also obtained a State and Tribal Grant (STAG), matched with City funds, for construction of this project.
Construction began in March 2015 and lasted for approximately 300 days.
Left: Four Mile Run Restoration site prepared for planting
Right: Plan of proposed tidal wetlands and mixed use trail extension
Wilkes Street Bikeway
The City's Department of Project Implementation has completed the construction of bicycle facilities along Wilkes Street between South Fayette Street and South Royal Street. The project involved the installation of pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements at the intersections of Wilkes Street and Route 1, Alfred Street and Columbus Street which consists of new curb ramps and six striped crosswalks. The project also includes bicycle facilities along the entire corridor including parking lanes, shared lane pavement markings, bike boulevard pavement markings and the installation of bicycle facility wayfinding and regulatory and warning signage at intersections.
Neighborhood Bikeway Sign
2015 Completed Projects
Duke Street over Holmes Run Bridge Repair Project
The City of Alexandria awarded Fort Myers Construction Company to repair the Duke Street bridge over Holmes Run. Work included repair of the bridge deck and cleaning and re-coating of the superstructure.
Duke Street Reconstruction Project
This project provided the construction of a new pavement section for Duke Street, beginning at the intersection of South Walker Street and extending approximately six hundred feet (600') to the east. Also included in this project was the construction of approximately two hundred fifty feet (250') of curb and gutter, the relocation of two (2) accessible curb ramps, and the modification of a concrete splitter island located in the southwest corner of the project site. This project complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) policy and the City's Complete Streets policy. The Duke Street Reconstruction project was completed on December 8, 2015.
Taylor Run Exposed Sewer Protection
The City's Department of Project Implementation awarded a contract to Va Builders for the replacement of an exposed reach of existing sewer line where it crossed Taylor Run in Forest Park. The project included the installation of a new sanitary sewer manhole, a vinyl sea wall, and the replacement of the existing exposed pipe with new ductile iron pipe which is not vulnerable to the effects of exposure to sunlight or weathering. The new pipe is protected by a new pipe bracing system.
Before: Exposed pipe located in Taylor Run
After: Newly installed pipe located in Taylor Run
Backlick Run Stream Bank Stabilization Phase II
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources LLC, of Millersville, Maryland for the construction of Backlick Run stream embankment repairs. This project was divided into two distinct construction sites located at the east and west ends of the existing concrete channel. The work on the east site involved concrete repairs to the spillway along with rip-rap placement downstream and on the embankments. The work on the west site involved replacement of the concrete embankment protection adjacent to Armistead Boothe Park. The purpose of the project was to prevent further erosion of the north bank and to restore the channel geometry to original conditions.
During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City experienced severe flooding along Backlick Run. The flooding associated with that storm event caused severe erosion of the stream embankments.
Construction began in February 2015 and lasted for approximately 180 days. Construction access to the east site was from Duke Street through Ben Brenman Park. Construction access to the west site was from Edsall Road through Armistead Boothe Park via the park access drive.
Charles Barrett Elementary School
The City of Alexandria employed the services of Sagres Construction Company for the construction of Stormwater Management improvements at Charles Barrett Elementary School. This project worked to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff discharging into the City's storm sewer system.
This project included the construction of a bio-retention facility, a below-grade prefabricated filtration device, and storm pipe replacements. Bio-retention is a process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff. The improvements provide filtration and mitigate the existing ponding condition in the area. The bio-retention facility is landscaped, thereby increasing tree canopy coverage while reducing mowing requirements. Furthermore, the bio-retention facility provides an added educational benefit to the school.
Burke Library Stormwater Management Improvements
The City of Alexandria employed the services of Sagres Construction Company for the construction of stormwater management improvements at the Burke Library. The purpose of the project was to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff discharging into the city storm sewer system.
The intended improvements of the site included construction of a bio-retention facility and a below-grade prefabricated filtration device. The improvements provided filtration of stormwater runoff in the area. The bio-retention facility was landscaped, thereby increasing tree canopy coverage while reducing mowing requirements. Additionally, minor changes were made to the parking lot so there will be no loss of parking spaces due to the addition of the stormwater management improvements. The construction was completed in May 2015.
Stormwater management improvements at the Burke Library
Cameron Run Weir Repair
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to Flippo Construction Company to perform repairs on Cameron Run Weirs #2, 3, 4 and 5. The weirs act as energy dissipaters to reduce flow velocity in the channel and minimize erosion. The purpose of this project was to repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee. This reach of Cameron Run is a flood control channel designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City of Alexandria experienced severe flooding in Cameron Run. The severe flooding caused much of the rip-rap along the toe of Weirs #2, 3, 4 and 5 to be washed away. Due to erosion concerns from future flooding, the existing rip-rap (rock or stone used to prevent erosion) will be replaced and supplemented with larger rip-rap to provide added durability and stability. This project also included repair of the concrete energy dissipater at Weir #3 using cast-in-place concrete to prevent future scour and damage at the weir. The contractor provided measures to prevent sediment migration to areas downstream during construction. The construction was completed in January 2015.
City Marina Dredging
The City of Alexandria awarded a construction contract to McLean Contracting Company to perform maintenance dredging of the City Marina. The construction work was completed in January 2015. All of the construction activities took place on the river, including staging and overnight storage of equipment, creating no landside impacts. A floating turbidity curtain, used to control discharge of sediment, was placed and crews moved throughout the project area. The accumulation of natural and storm driven sediment routinely creates the need to dredge the Marina to maintain access and safe passage. Dredging is necessary every five to six years on average, and was previously performed in 2002 and 2008.
2014 Completed Projects
Taylor Run Sanitary Sewer Upgrade and Stream Restoration Project
The City of Alexandria employed the services of Sagres Construction Company to construct sanitary sewer upgrade on Janneys Lane at the intersection with Taylor Run Parkway, and to perform stream restoration work in Taylor Run within the same vicinity. This project provided for the realignment of a sanitary sewer to eliminate the existing siphon in the sewer system, replacement of damaged headwalls on existing culverts, and stream restoration work upstream and downstream of the culverts. The construction was completed in December, 2014.
Backlick Run North Bank Erosion Repairs Project
The City of Alexandria employed the services of Avon Construction Company for the construction of riprap slope protection along the north banks of Backlick Run immediately east of the concrete channel section of the run. Riprap is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion. The purpose of the project was to prevent further erosion of the north bank.
During Tropical Storm Lee, which occurred from September 5 through September 9, 2011, the City experienced severe flooding in the Backlick Run Watershed that included Backlick Run. The severe flooding caused the riprap earthen embankment to be washed away. The north bank's channel geometry has now been restored to original conditions.
King and West Diversion
This project replaced the existing combined sewer overflow (CSO) diversion structure with a new CSO diversion structure, manhole and connecting sewer and appurtenances. This structure is accessible to City personnel and enables maintenance and observation with greater efficiency and safety than the previous structure. The project required the installation of an underground concrete structure to replace the diversion chamber. Safe access for observation of the condition and maintenance of the CSO is a primary part of the purpose of the project. The improvement to the CSO structure is a requirement of the City's combined sewer system VPDES permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.