DPI Upcoming Projects

Learn more about DPI's upcoming projects, including Windmill Hill and the Waterfront.

Page updated on Jun 21, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Ben Brenman Pond Retrofit

Ben Brenman Pond, also called Cameron Station Pond, is located in Ben Brenman Park.  The Ben Brenman Pond Stormwater Retrofit Project will retrofit the existing stormwater wet pond to a "Level 2" stormwater wet pond.  This wet pond currently acts as a stormwater BMP to help filter pollutants, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment out of the stormwater that enters the pond.  The project goals are to upgrade the pond to better treat stormwater runoff to help meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates and protect downstream waterways, include native landscaping to discourage geese and provide habitat for riparian birds and animals. The project will also add educational signage with ecological and stormwater information around the trail. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2018.

An Open House will be held:

  • Date - Wednesday,  June 7, 2017
  • Time - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Where - Beatley Library Small Meeting Room; 5505 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 

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Eisenhower Avenue Metro

This project proposes new bus loading areas, new standard WMATA bus shelters, relocating the kiss-and-ride facility, relocating the car share spaces, providing spaces for private shuttles, and the creation of an enhanced pedestrian plaza at the Eisenhower Metrorail Station.  The goal of this project is to improve the overall experience of Metrorail users.  The design of this project is anticipated to be complete in late summer 2017.  

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Eisenhower Avenue Widening Project

This project consists of the construction of a left turn lane from westbound Eisenhower Avenue to southbound Mill Road, the widening of Mill Road to accommodate the newly constructed left turn lane, and the removal of the existing traffic circle and the construction of a T-intersection at Eisenhower Avenue and Holland Lane.  Sidewalk BMPs will be constructed as part of the enhanced streetscape to be installed along Eisenhower Avenue between Mill Road and Holland Lane.  Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2018.

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Fayette Streetscape

Streetscape improvements are proposed on a two-block area of Fayette Street from Oronoco Street to Queen Street. This section of Fayette Street is identified in the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan as a “walking street” and was selected by the Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan Implementation Advisory Group for improvements. Improvements include concrete bump outs, widen and replace existing concrete sidewalks with brick sidewalks, and fill in trees on both sides. Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2018.

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Four Mile Run Levee Phase II 

The Four Mile Run Levee Phase II project is located along the Four Mile Run channel. This project extends along the river from  0.076 miles east of I-395 downstream to a point  0.32 miles west of Mount Vernon Avenue.

Various improvements to the levee are planned by the city to address issues noted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) during inspections. Construction is anticipated to begin Fall 2018.

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Four Mile Run Connector Bridge 

This project consists of the design of a single span pedestrian and bicycle bridge approximately 10’ wide x 120’ long crossing over an unnamed tributary in the Four Mile Run Park. The existing trail has only one entrance/exit at the western side of the park, leading trail users to a dead end. This bridge connector project would install pre-fabricated bridge over the marsh and to the eastern part of the park at the softball field. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018.

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Joseph Hensley Park Renovation

The Joseph Hensley Park Renovation project will include the renovation, replacement, and/or improvement of park facilities per the concept included in the 2014 Citywide Parks Improvement Plan.  Generally, this includes the replacement of three softball fields and the conversion of one rectangular field to artificial turf.  Sport lighting shall be modernized to accommodate the newly renovated sport fields.  Vehicular improvements include a formal access drive with improved ingress and egress, an expansion to the existing parking lot, stormwater management BMPs, and the addition of a new parking lot to increase parking capacity.  Restroom facilities, existing equipment storage and the maintenance area shall be relocated.  Pedestrian accessibility and circulation improvements are also included.  Funding for the design and construction of the project is in the CIP for FY2017 and FY2018.

The Citywide Parks Improvement Plan includes an alternate plan for an indoor athletic field (field #2) which is excluded from the Scope of Work for this project.

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King Callahan Russell Intersection Improvement Project

The King-Callahan-Russell Access to Transit Improvements project is a grant funded project to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the King Street Metro Station. This is an intersection design project with the goal of enhancing safety for all roadway users. By improving safety and accessibility at this intersection, more people will be able to walk and bike to transit. Design began in May 2018. More information about this upcoming project can be found here.


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Marina Utility Improvement 

The City is planning to upgrade the electrical and plumbing systems of piers along the Potomac River, east of Union Street between King Street and Queen Street. Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2018. 


Existing Pier A/B, east of the Torpedo Factory 

Mt. Vernon Avenue - Pedestrian and ADA Improvements to Transit Stops (Phase II)

The City of Alexandria is scheduled to resurface Mt. Vernon Avenue between Braddock Road and Hume Avenue.  In conjunction with the resurfacing, the City plans to install ADA-compliant pedestrian improvements at some transit stops and intersections.  Bicycle signage and on-street markings (sharrows) will also be added.  Interim street maintenance is scheduled for summer/fall 2016. Pedestrian improvements are scheduled to be constructed in 2018/2019 and final resurfacing is scheduled for mid-2019 to early-2020. 

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For additional background, please visit our Complete Streets project page:   https://www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=93440

Mount Vernon Trail at East Abingdon Road  

The City will be using federal and state funds to improve safety and accessibility for trail users on the Mount Vernon Trail. This trail is a designated segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The project shall start 150 feet north of the intersection of Slater’s Lane and E. Abingdon Drive and along Slate’s Lane between East Abingdon and West Abingdon Drives. Construction is anticipated to begin early 2021.

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 North Alfred Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement 

This project consists of replacing deteriorating sanitary sewer pipes and all associated services connections in the 200 block of N. Alfred Street. Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2018.


Old Cameron Run Trail 

This project will construct a shared-use path between Mill Road (near the intersection with Eisenhower Avenue) and the existing trail located to the east of Hooffs Run. The goal of this project is to create a more direct and conflict-free connection for bicyclists and pedestrians between the Eisenhower East and Southwest Quadrant neighborhoods. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2020.


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Royal Street Storm Sewer Separation

This project consists of the separation of storm inlets from a sanitary sewer and then reconnecting them to an existing storm sewer in the 300 block of North Royal Street. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2018.

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Second Street - Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 

The City is planning to construct a green infrastructure demonstration project along Second Street between North Pitt and North Royal Streets.  In line with the City’s Eco-City initiatives, ‘Green infrastructure’ is an approach to managing stormwater by infiltrating it into the ground to recharge the groundwater rather than conveying it to the sewer system. The project will reduce the existing paved area and will create green space for trees and a series of bioretention facilities. Construction is anticipated to begin Winter 2019. 

The City held a public meeting on October 17th, 2017 at City Hall to present the project within the framework of other ongoing City initiatives such as the Combined Sewer Long Term Control Plan and the Old Town North Small Area Plan.  The City held a follow-up meeting on October 27th, 2017 to present the project to the Old Town North small area plan advisory committee.  A copy of the presentation can be found here:  


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Street Light Replacement Project (Gadsby District)

The City of Alexandria is considering a replacement street light for the existing “Gadsby” style street lights in Old Town. The replacement will feature a more historically correct style, and an energy efficient LED light source. A mock-up of the proposed replacement street light has been installed on Royal Street, near the southwest corner of City Hall.

Review prior comments submitted  - topic is now closed however. ( www.alexandriava.gov/alexengage).

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West End Transitway 

The West End Transitway is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will run through the Van Dorn/Beauregard corridor and connect with transit centers at the Van Dorn Street Metrorail station, Landmark Mall, Mark Center, Southern Towers, Shirlington, and the Pentagon.  This project will construct more than 2.2 miles of dedicated bus-only lanes and provide improvements to sidewalks, bikeways, landscaping, and traffic operations along the corridor.

The current phase of the project is the development of the engineered plans which will be used to procure a design / build team.  The design / build team will finalize the project design and construct the improvements.  Phase I of the project is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2019.

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Wheeler Avenue Sewer Replacement

The Wheeler Ave Sewer Replacement Project will reroute an existing sanitary sewer line from underneath a building at 4205 Wheeler Ave.  This project will provide access so the City can maintain and clean the sanitary sewer system.  Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2019. 

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Wythe Street Sidewalk

The City of Alexandria will be designing a project to install a stretch of missing sidewalk located on Wythe Street between Washington Street and St. Asaph Street.  Roughly 100 feet of sidewalk will be added on Wythe Street with no impact to parking.  Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2018.