DPI Design Projects

Learn more about DPI's projects in the concept or design phases.

Page updated on Sep 11, 2020 at 5:56 PM

Adaptive Signal Control Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Adaptive Control & Broadband Link Project implements an upgrade to the City’s existing Traffic Control System (TCS), that serves multiple modes of transportation including pedestrians, transit and emergency vehicles, heavy and general vehicles. The City’s Transportation Division routinely updates signal timing plans to respond to changing traffic conditions. One method for obtaining real-time data is the use of the City’s Closed-Circuit Television System (CCTV). Incorporating this technology with the TCS aids the City in updating the signal timing plans. The current traffic signal system deploys time of day signal timing plans to account for the traffic changes during the day. The current signal system has outgrown its capacity to adapt to ever changing roadway traffic conditions. Traffic congestion conditions are no longer directional and no longer limited to peak hours. Roadway networks frequently experience incidents such as multi-vehicle accidents, police activities, stalled vehicles, construction, etc. causing unpredictable congestion throughout the City. In addition, the use of the mobile apps by drivers creates dynamic traffic patterns that are unpredictable. Upgrading the central control system to a multimodal Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) that dynamically adapts to changing traffic conditions is needed to ensure optimum performance of the City’s roadway facilities, and maximize mobility. To accommodate the advanced technology application in ATCS, the existing signal system and intersection detection systems need to be upgraded to optimize network operations in real-time. The existing detection system is inadequate to support the future ATCS operations.  This project will implement the necessary technology to optimize the City’s signal network.

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Broadband Link - Eisenhower Ave.

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Eisenhower Broadband Communications Link project designs and constructs the expansion of the Smart Mobility fiber optic communications (broadband) network onto Eisenhower Avenue, between Van Dorn Street and Clermont Avenue. With the proposed development in the Eisenhower West area, a new smart infrastructure including traffic signals, is needed to manage the anticipated increase in traffic volume. This project aims to mitigate the impacts of proposed development along Eisenhower Avenue with the installation of communications conduit and fiber optic cable, surveillance cameras at key locations for real time traffic monitoring and a communications network that will connect the new and existing traffic signals to provide synchronization along this corridor.

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Bridge Repair at Eisenhower Avenue Over Cameron Run and Duke Street Over CSX Railroad

Phase: Design

Project Description: The City is planning to repair Eisenhower Avenue Bridge over Cameron Run and Duke Street Bridge over CSX railroad. The long-term maintenance plan as well as bridge inspection reports are utilized to develop repair plan for this project. The purpose of this project is to extend the service life of the bridges.

Contact Information: Ayoub Hassen, DPI Project Manager,  ayoub.hassen@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4635


Bus Shelter Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Murphy Ng, DPI Project Manager, murphy.ng@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4699


Curb Extensions at West Reed Avenue and Edison Street

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Reginald Arno, DPI Project Manager,  reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4631


Duke Street and W. Taylor Run Parkway Improvement Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Anup Gautam, DPI Project Manager,  anup.gautam@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4155


Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station Accessibility Improvements

Phase: Design

Project Description: 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.

Contact Information: Daphne Kott, DPI Project Manager, daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4055


Fillmore Avenue Sewer Replacement

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Fillmore Avenue Sewer Replacement project will repair damage to an existing 10-inch sanitary sewer main along Fillmore Avenue between N. Beauregard Street and Seminary Road.  CCTV inspection of the sanitary sewer recorded structural damage at the invert of the 10-inch main. The project proposes to relocate a portion of the main towards the center of the street and replace other damaged portions. 

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Four Mile Run Channel Maintenance

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Anup Gautam, DPI Project Manager,  anup.gautam@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4155


Franklin Street Sanitary Sewer Relocation

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Franklin Street Sanitary Sewer Relocation will relocate and replace segments of an existing sanitary sewer main along Franklin Street between S Patrick Street and S Alfred Street. CCTV inspection of the sanitary sewer has shown plant roots causing residential sewer backups and structural damage to the sewer main. The project proposes to relocate a portion of the main into the road and replace other damaged portions.

Contact Information: Anup Gautam, DPI Project Manager,  anup.gautam@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4155


Freedom House

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Anne Mikolajewski, DPI Project Manager,  anne.mikolajewski@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4039


Holmes Run Trail Connector

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Murphy Ng, DPI Project Manager, murphy.ng@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4699


ITS Phase III

Phase: Design

Project Description: This Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project will expand the communications network installed in Phases I and II.  ITS Phase III will install additional traffic surveillance cameras, new fiber and conduit, a road weather information system (RWIS), a real-time conditions map, and an expansion of the City’s existing traffic management video wall. Completion of this project will replace much of the City’s thirty-year-old traffic signal communications and provide the public safety department technology to monitor conditions on the City’s roadways.  This project will further the City’s goal to construct an urban transportation management system that will improve mobility in Alexandria through sound engineering, design, and technology implementation.

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


ITS Phase IV

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project provides for the installation and commissioning of Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) to be connected to the City’s existing video management system, the connection of existing traffic signal controllers to the City’s fiber optic backbone, and the installation of new fiber optic cable into existing conduits. This phase will also link existing traffic signal controllers to the City’s traffic signal management system via fiber optic cable. All cameras and associated equipment will be located in the City’s right-of-way. Project design is anticipated to begin Spring 2020.

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Joseph Hensley Park Renovation

Phase: Design

Project Description: 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.  

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.

Contact Information: Matt Landes, DPI Project Manager, matthew.landes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4122


King-Beauregard Intersection Improvements

Phase: Design/Construction

Project Description: The King-Beauregard Intersection Improvement Project will create a multi-modal environment and promote safety for pedestrians and motorists by adding an additional left turn lane in each direction on King Street, medians on King Street, and a 10’ shared use path on portions of King Street.  The improvements will increase capacity and safety through the corridor. The project is funded by State Urban funds and City funds.

The project is being implemented in two phases:

  • Project Phase I: Phase I consists of grading, curb and gutter and retaining walls that need to be constructed prior to the utility relocation. Phase I construction was substantially completed in December 2017.
  • Project Phase II: Phase II improvements include the relocation of existing utilities, addition of a turn lane in each direction on King Street, as well as median, curb and gutter, sidewalk, pavement, drainage, storm water management, traffic signal and crosswalk upgrades. The Phase II construction is anticipated to begin in Winter 2020 and completed in Spring 2022. 

Additional information can be found on the project webpage

Contact Information: Tafesse Gyes, DPI Construction Division Chief, tafesse.gyes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4051


N. Beauregard Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Phase: Design

Project Description: The City of Alexandria proposes to repair damage to an existing 12-inch sanitary sewer main along 1200 block of North Beauregard Street. Past CCTV inspection of the sanitary sewer recorded structural damage and conveyance restriction in the 12-inch pipe. The issue was confirmed to be caused by a storm inlet along the sewer main. 

Contact Information: Ayoub Hassen, DPI Project Manager,  ayoub.hassen@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4635


King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: The King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement 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.

More information about this upcoming project can be found on the project webpage.

Contact Information: Reginald Arno, DPI Project Manager,  reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4631


Lucky Run Stream Restoration

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project is a stream restoration of Lucky Run between West Braddock Rd and the existing stormwater pond at the Palazzo at Park Center property.  Lucky Run is exhibiting deteriorating water quality and substantial erosion along its banks, threatening valuable infrastructure.  The project will utilize natural channel design techniques to improve the stream’s function, habitat, and water quality.  The project will significantly reduce the sediment build-up downstream, protect existing utilities and mitigate further erosion of the adjacent walking paths utilized by area residents.  In addition, the project will considerably enhance the aesthetics of the stream corridor, making this area a true amenity. 

More information about the Lucky Run Stream Restoration project can be found on the Stormwater Management projects webpage.

Contact Information: Demond Frazier, DPI Project Manager, demond.frazier@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4632


Mt. Vernon Trail at East Abingdon Road  

Phase: Design

Project Description: 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.

Contact Information: Reginald Arno, DPI Project Manager,  reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4631


Old Cameron Run Trail 

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project will construct a shared-use path between Mill Road near Eisenhower Avenue and the existing trail east of Hooffs Run. The goal of this project is to create a more direct and conflict-free connection for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between the Eisenhower East and Southwest Quadrant neighborhoods.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2021.

Contact Information: Reginald Arno, DPI Project Manager,  reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4631


Oronoco St. Storm Sewer Guard

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Tafesse Gyes, DPI Construction Division Chief, tafesse.gyes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4051


Oronoco Remediation and Maintenance - Investigation and Long Term Planning

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Tafesse Gyes, DPI Construction Division Chief, tafesse.gyes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4051


Polk Ave. Sidewalk

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Murphy Ng, DPI Project Manager, murphy.ng@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4699


Strawberry Run Stream Restoration

Phase: Design

Project Description: The City is planning to restore an approximately 900 feet section of Strawberry Run located west of Fort Williams Parkway, east of Taft Avenue, and north of Duke Street.

Contact Information: Murphy Ng, DPI Project Manager, murphy.ng@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4699


Taylor Run Stream Restoration

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Syed Imran, DPI Project Manager, syed.imran@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4659


Van Dorn/Beauregard Bicycle Facilities

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project proposes a shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path along the southern portion of North Beauregard Street between Fillmore Avenue and Branch Avenue. The goal of this project is to create a safe path for pedestrians and cyclists.

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation:

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Waterfront Small Area Plan is a 20-30 year vision for the area extending from Third Street (Tidelock Park) on the north to Wolfe Street (Shipyard/Harborside Park) on the south. Information about implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan can be found on the project's webpages.

Contact Information: Matt Landes, DPI Project Manager,  matthew.landes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4122


West End Transitway

Phase: Design

Project Description: Coming Soon

Contact Information: Reginald Arno, DPI Project Manager,  reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4631


Wheeler Avenue Sewer Replacement

Phase: Design

Project Description: 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.  

Contact Information: David Le, DPI Project Manager, david.le@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4058


Windmill Hill Pier

Phase: On Hold

Project Description: On hold until funding is identified. Visit the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Project page for additional information on the east side renovation.

Contact InformationJack Browand, Division Chief, Park Planning, Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

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