DPI Completed Projects

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Backlick Run Stream Bank Stabilization Phase I and II

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.


Phase I: North Bank Erosion Repairs

Substantial Completion: 2014

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Avon Construction Company to construct riprap slope protection along the north banks of Backlick Run immediately east of the concrete channel section to prevent further erosion. Riprap is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.  


Phase II: East and West Bank Erosion Repairs

Substantial Completion: 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Environmental Quality Resources LLC, to repair the Backlick Run stream embankment to prevent further erosion of the north bank and to restore the channel geometry to original conditions. Phase II was divided into two distinct construction sites located at the east and west ends of the existing concrete channel. The east site extended from Duke Street through Ben Brenman Park and required repairs to the concrete spillway, as well as placement of rip-rap downstream and on the embankments. The west site ran from Edsall Road through Armistead Boothe Park via the park access drive and required the replacement of the concrete embankment protection adjacent to Armistead Boothe Park.


Bellaire Road Retaining Wall Replacement Project

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted VKM Contracting to replace 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. 


Burke Library Stormwater Management Improvements

Substantial Completion: May 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Company to construct 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.

Improvements to 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.  


Cameron Run Sediment Removal

Substantial Completion: December 2017

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted 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. 


Cameron Run Weir Repair

Substantial Completion: January 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted 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. 


Charles Barrett Elementary School

Substantial Completion: 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Company to construct 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. 


City Marina Dredging

Substantial Completion: January 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted McLean Contracting Company to perform maintenance dredging of the City Marina. 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.   


Citywide Bus Shelters

Substantial Completion: Ongoing

Project Description: The City has contracted with the Russell Gage Corporation to construct improvements to bus shelters throughout the City of Alexandria. The work has included the installation of new bus shelter pads and related site work. Twenty-three bus shelters have been constructed and opened to the public to date. See the Active Construction page for more information about future projects. Learn more about the City's Bus Stop Accessibility and Amenities Program  here.

This project is partially funded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Completed Bus Shelters:


Duke Street Over Holmes Run Bridge Repair Project

Substantial Completion: 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted 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

Substantial Completion: December 2015

Project Description: 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.  


Duke Street Sidewalk at I-395

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City contracted Sagres Construction to construct 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.   


Edsall Road and South Pickett Street Pedestrian Improvements

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction to construct 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.  


Fayette Streetscape

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: The City contracted D&F Construction Inc. to construct streetscape improvements on North Fayette Street between Queen Street and Oronoco Street as part of the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan. Improvements included the installation of bump outs; widen and replacing existing concrete sidewalks with brick sidewalks; planting trees; and, relocating utility poles. 


Four Mile Run Rain Garden

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City contracted D&F Construction to construct 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.  


Four Mile Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Substantial Completion: 2017

Project Description: 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.


Four Mile Run Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Environmental Quality Resources LLC to construct 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.  


Groves and West Uhler Avenues Sewer

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City contracted Sagres Construction to rehabilitate 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.  


Holmes Run Bike Trail

Substantial Completion: September 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Civil Wall Solutions to construct 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. 


Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: 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.  


King and West Diversion

Substantial Completion: 2014

Project Description: 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. 


I-Net Fiber

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: 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. 


ITS Phase II

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: 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.  


Lake Cook Stormwater Management

Substantial Completion: September 2018

Project Description: 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.   


Marina Utility Improvement

Substantial Completion: 2019

Project Description: The City upgraded the electrical and plumbing systems of piers along the Potomac River, east of Union Street between King Street and Queen Street. 


New Freedom Grant Pedestrian Improvements

Substantial Completion: June 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Corporation to construct 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. 

Bus Bulb-Outs

  • NW Corner - Pendleton Street & North Saint Asaph Street
  • SE Corner - Pendleton Street and North Columbus Street
  • NW Corner - Pendleton Street and North Columbus Street
  • SW Corner Pendleton and North Payne Street
  • NE Corner - Pendleton Street and North West Street
  • SW Corner - Madison Street and North Henry Street

Pedestrian Singals

  • N. Washington Street and Oronoco Street

North Alfred Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Substantial Completion: August 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Corporation to replace existing sanitary sewer pipes and all associated service connections in the 200 block of N. Alfred Street. 


Off Transitway Shelters

Substantial Completion: November 2017

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted M&F Concrete Inc. to construct 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. 


Oronoco Dredging and Capping

Substantial Completion: April 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. to complete a dredge and cap 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. 


Oronoco Street CIPP

Substantial Completion: 2017

Project Description: 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 www.alexandriava.gov/OronocoRemediationProject.


Payne and Fayette Sewer Separation Project

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: 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


Royal Street Storm Sewer Separation

Substantial Completion: 2019

Project Description: Storm sewer inlets located near the intersection of Queen Street and North Royal Street were disconnected from the sanitary sewer line and reconnected to the existing storm sewer located in the 300 block of North Royal Street. Construction took take place during Spring and Summer 2019.


Route 1 at East Reed Avenue Intersection Improvement

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Finley Asphalt & Sealing, Inc. to construct 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.   


Safe Routes to School: Ramsey Elementary School, Polk Elementary School, and Maury Elementary School

Substantial Completion: November 2017

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Ashburn Construction Corporation to construct 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. 


Sanger Avenue Culvert Replacement

Substantial Completion: November 2017

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Corporation to replace the existing culvert under Sanger Avenue between Bradford Court and Knole Court. Construction activities began in March 2017.   


Taylor Run Exposed Sewer Protection

Substantial Completion: 2015

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Va Builders to replace 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.


Taylor Run Sanitary Sewer Upgrades and Stream Restoration Project

Substantial Completion: December 2014

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Sagres Construction Company to construct sanitary sewer upgrades 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. 


Warwick Pool

Substantial Completion: December 2017

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted Webb Construction to construct the Warwick Pool and Pool House. 


Wilkes Street Bikeway

Substantial Completion: 2016

Project Description: 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.


Windmill Hill Shoreline Rehabilitation Project

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria completed the development of Windmill Hill Park. The project included the construction of a pedestrian bridge, stone seat walls, and a living shoreline, as well as the addition of landscape plantings, a drinking fountain, light poles, benches, trash receptacles, and bicycle loops. The Gibbon Street outfall was also stabilized with stream restoration features and native plants.


Wythe Street Sidewalk

Substantial Completion: 2018

Project Description: The City of Alexandria contracted D & F Construction Inc. to construct the curb and gutter, sidewalk, and a brick retaining wall on Wythe Street between N. Washington Street and N. St. Asaph Street.

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