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 winter 2018.
Four Mile Run Levee Phase II
The Four Mile Run Levee Phase I 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.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District conducted an annual inspection of the Four Mile Run Levee System and assigned an “Unacceptable” rating. Various improvements to the levee are planned by the city to address issues noted by the USACE during inspections. Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2017.
ITS Phase III
The ITS Phase III project builds on the work completed in Phases I and II of the ITS Integration Project by: 1) migrating a portion of the City’s traffic signals onto the fiber optic backbone; 2) expanding the fiber backbone; 3) installing additional traffic cameras; 4) installing pavement temperature and traffic sensors; 5) adding monitors to the Traffic Operations Center; 6) developing interconnection between DEC (Department of Emergency Communications) and Traffic Operations Center; and, 7) developing and implementing a conditions map of the entire city. This project will allow for the real time monitoring of traffic signals throughout the City. Construction is anticipated to begin late 2019.
Powhatan Street - Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project
The City is planning to construct a green infrastructure demonstration project along Powhatan Street between North Washington Street and Bashford Lane. ‘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, and is in line with the City's Eco-City Initiatives. The project will redirect stormwater from existing roadway pavement into a series of bioretention facilities. Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2018.
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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 spring 2018.
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King Callahan Russell Road (Access to Transit)
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. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2018.
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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 fall of 2017.
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 2017.
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Holmes Run Exposed Sewer Protection
The City of Alexandria will be designing a project to protect an existing 12” diameter concrete sanitary sewer that is exposed along the toe of a tributary stream bank which leads to Holmes Run. The project will include the use of stacked stone and soil lifts. The construction is anticipated to begin fall of 2017.
Cameron Run Sediment Removal
The City of Alexandria will be designing a project to remove excess sediment from the stream channel of Cameron Run. The removal is necessary to maintain the flood capacity. The sediment is located between Weir #1 and the I-495 Beltway Bridge along the channel alignment of Cameron Run. Construction is anticipated to begin winter 2017.
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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. The construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2018.
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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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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.
The City held a public meeting on October 17that 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 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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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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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 2017/2018 and final resurfacing is scheduled for mid-2018 to early-2019.
For additional background, please visit our Complete Streets project page: https://www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=93440
Oronoco Dredging and Capping
The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to GEI Consultants Inc, of Washington, DC for the redesign of the dredging and capping project to remediate contaminated sediment in the bed of the Potomac River at the zero block of Oronoco Street. The goal of this project is to eliminate the discharge of contaminated material into the river.
The source of the contaminants is the former Alexandria Town Gas plant, formerly located at the intersection of Oronoco Street and Lee Street. This project is the next step of an on-going remediation program.
Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2017. Construction access to the site will be from Oronoco Street and via the river by barge.
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).
City Marina Northern Seawall Stabilization
This project consists of the design and construction of an interim stabilization for the failed northern bulkhead in the City Marina, near the G/H pier and the southern bank of Founders Park. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2017.
Lucky Run Exposed Sewer Protection
The City of Alexandria will be designing a project to protect 60 linear feet of exposed concrete pipe located in Lucky Run near N. Hampton Drive. The project will include the use of imbricated stone and soil lifts. The construction is anticipated to begin fall of 2017.
Safe Routes to School: Ramsey Elementary School, Polk Elementary School, Mt. Vernon Elementary School, and Maury Elementary School
The City of Alexandria will be designing pedestrian and intersection improvements which may include; pedestrian signals, push buttons, high visibility crosswalks, and ADA ramps. The construction is anticipated to begin April 2017. These proposed improvements are located at the following locations:
1. Beauregard Street and Morgan Avenue
2. N. Jordan Street and N. Howard Street
3. Russell Road, High Street, and Monroe Avenue
4. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Commonwealth, and Hume Street
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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 spring 2017.
Montgomery Street Reconstruction Project
This project consists of the reconstruction of Montgomery Street from North St. Asaph Street to approximately 200 feet east of North Pitt Street. The proposed work includes the full width reconstruction of the pavement, curb and gutter, the reconstruction of the brick sidewalk along the south side, installation of new tree wells and street trees along the south side, and the installation of pavement markings. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017.
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 in late 2017.
Windmill Hill Shoreline Rehabilitation Project
Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park plan, the City of Alexandria is working with a design team led by Kimley-Horn to replace the existing site with a natural shoreline.
Additional information can be found on the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department's
Windmill Hill Park
Four Mile Run Sanitary Sewer Repair
This project is currently under design and includes the lining of approximately 2,700 linear feet of 21”, 24”, and 27” sanitary sewer line, rehabilitating 10 sanitary sewer manholes, and installing 16 lateral inserts. Construction is anticipated to begin later summer 2017.
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 end 500’ south of the intersection of Slater’s Lane and E. Abingdon Drive. In addition to way-finding signs and accessible curb ramps, specific design improvements include improved bicycle connectivity, widening the trail and sidewalk, reducing the road width, and improved pedestrian access at the intersection.
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.
Lake Cook Stormwater Management
The Lake Cook project includes 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 will include construction of a
sediment forebay, an improved stormwater outfall, and trail improvements. Construction is anticipated to commence during the spring of 2017 and end in the spring of 2018.