DPI Construction Projects

Page updated on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:23 PM

Ben Brenman Pond Retrofit

Phase: Construction

Project Description: 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. 

Learn more about stormwater infrastructure projects here.

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

Project Rendering:
Ben Brenman Project Diagram   

Eisenhower Avenue Roadway Improvements

Phase: Construction Procurement

Project Description: This project includes the addition of a second left turn lane on westbound Eisenhower Avenue at the intersection of Eisenhower Avenue and Mill Road; enhancement of the receiving lanes on southbound Mill Road to align with the new intersection configuration; conversion of the traffic Circle at Eisenhower Avenue and Holland Lane into a T-intersection; resurfacing of the full width of Eisenhower Avenue between Mill Road and Holland Lane; and, installation of street lighting and sidewalk upgrades on the north side of Eisenhower Avenue between Mill Road and Elizabeth Lane, and both sides of Eisenhower Avenue between John Carlyle Street and Holland Lane.

Additional information about this project is available on the Eisenhower Avenue Widening and Roadway Improvement Project webpage.

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

King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project

Phase: Construction

Project Update: The King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project has experienced delays since construction began in November 2018. As a result, Phase 1 (the bus loop), which was scheduled to reopen by March 2020, is being reassessed. City staff are working with the construction contractor to provide an estimated date on which the bus loop will reopen and Phase 2 (partial reconstruction of Diagonal Road) will begin. The City is closely monitoring the project’s progress and working with the contractor to ensure construction is completed as quickly, safely, and responsibly as possible.

Project Description: The King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station has experienced significant growth in bus service and overall Metro ridership since the development of Upper King Street and Carlyle started in the early 2000s. Today, it is the largest transit facility in the City and provides access to multi-modal transportation options including the WMATA Metrorail system, Metro and DASH buses, the King Street Trolley, Capital Bikeshare stations, bicycle parking, car share, taxis, private shuttles, and individual automobiles. 

The City is undertaking this project to:

  • Improve pedestrian safety and access
  • Add three additional bus bays to meet current and future demand
  • Improve traffic flow through and around the station
  • Designate new areas for bicycle parking, shuttles, Kiss & Ride and taxis
  • Improve landscaping, lighting, and overall aesthetics
  • Establish a framework for future expansion (if required)

Construction Schedule: The project will take place in two phases and is anticipated to be complete in mid-to-late 2020.

  • Preliminary Construction: August to November 2018
  • Phase 1 (New Bus Loop): Fall 2018 to Summer/Fall 2020
  • Phase 2 (New Kiss & Ride, Taxi, Shuttle, and Car Share Areas): Summer/Fall 2020

Temporary Construction Impacts:

  • Pedestrian Access
    • Pedestrians using the Carlyle tunnel must cross Diagonal Road at Duke Street and again mid-block
    • Pedestrian paths will be added:
      • Between the main entrance of the station to the mid-block crosswalk
      • Between the bus waiting area at Diagonal Road through the construction area
      • Between the main entrance and King Street, near the station
  • Bus Service
    • Existing bus loading area will be closed
    • Bus bays will be relocated to:
      • Diagonal Road
      • Daingerfield Road
      • Cameron Street and King Street
    • Wayfinding signs will direct bus riders to their temporary bay
  • Parking
    • Existing parking lot will be closed
    • On-street parking will be removed from:
      • Diagonal Road (north side)
      • Daingerfield Road (portions)
      • King Street (adjacent King Street Gardens)
    • Locations of alternate parking in Old Town can be found here
  • Kiss & Ride
    • Kiss & Ride area will be closed
    • Customers who use these areas should use either Eisenhower Avenue or Braddock Road Metrorail stations
  • Taxi Access
    • Taxi pick up and drop off will be temporarily relocated to the north side of Cameron Street, east of the King Street-Old Town Metrorail station entrance at Commonwealth Avenue
    • Taxis may also use the zone in front of Embassy Suites Hotel or Alexandria Union Station
  • Shuttle Service
    • There will be no shuttle area within the station
    • All local shuttle service must use either Eisenhower Avenue or Braddock Road Metrorail stations
  • Bicycle Parking
    • Bicycle parking will be provided at the station
    • Capital Bikeshare stations on Diagonal Road and Commonwealth Avenue will remain open

Background Information: King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project (Transportation and Environmental Services)

Additional Information: Vision Zero

Project Renderings:

      King Street Metro Access Improvements

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

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

Phase: Construction

Project Description: 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. 

For additional background, please visit our Complete Streets project page  here.

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

Project Photo:

Mt Vernon

Oronoco Outfall Remediation and Maintenance

Phase: Construction

Project Description: The City is committed to addressing the environmental concerns associated with ATG – Oronoco site and has entered it into Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). Securing the site and ensuring all program requirements are met requires ongoing testing, maintenance, and remediation, if necessary.

More information can be found on the Oronoco Outfall Remediation Project webpage.

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

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

Phase: Construction

Project Description: Planning is underway to construct a new Metro Station along the Blue and Yellow lines on the east side of Potomac Yards. Information about the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project can be found on the project webpages.

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

Ramsey Alley Sanitary Sewer Repair

Phase: Construction

Project Description: The City is replacing a collapsing sanitary sewer main under Ramsey Alley, between North Fairfax and North Lee Streets. The project includes the installation of approximately 234 feet of new 10-inch sanitary sewer main, reconnect existing service laterals, and restoration of the alley surface disturbed by construction.

Notice of Construction Activity: Starting Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the City of Alexandria will begin excavation of the sanitary sewer line.

Public Notice: Letter to Residents and Businesses

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

Second Street Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 

Phase: Construction Procurement

Project Description: 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. 

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

Second Street Sidewalk Project 

Phase: Construction Procurement

Project Description: The City is planning to widen the existing sidewalk on Second Street to improve pedestrian access and safety. The project is expected to include the construction of approximately 80 feet of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and curb extension in the form of a bulb-out on the southwest corner of Second Street and North Pitt Street. 

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