DPI Active Construction

The Department of Project Implementation coordinates with other City departments, specialty contractors, and engineering and construction management firms to construct capital infrastructure projects.

Page updated on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Bellaire Road Retaining Wall Replacement Project

The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to VKM Contracting for replacing a collapsed portion of retaining wall at the end of Bellaire Road.  Project work will consist of removing a damaged segment of existing wall, driving steel piles, installing precast concrete lagging panels, placing concrete curb, attaching fence, street paving, site grading, and seeding for grass restoration.

Construction activities began in July 2018.  The project is anticipated to be completed in early fall 2018.   Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Demond Frazier, at demond.frazier@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4632

Bellaire Photo 1 8.18.2018  Bellaire Photo 2 8.1.2018


Citywide Bus Shelters

The City has awarded a contract to the Russell Gage Corporation for the construction of the bus shelter improvements at various locations in the City of Alexandria. The work will include the installation of new bus pads, replacing old bus stop facilities, and any necessary miscellaneous site work. To date, 19 bus shelters have been constructed and opened to the public. The 24 bus shelter locations are as listed below.  A notification will be posted on the existing bus shelter two weeks prior to construction.  Construction activities are anticipated to be completed by Winter of 2018. This project is being partially funded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

For any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City’s project manager, Murphy Ng, at 703.746.4699 or at Muphy.Ng@alexandriava.gov

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Fayette Streetscape

The City has awarded a contract to D & F Construction Inc. for the construction of streetscape improvements on N. Fayette Street between Queen Street and Oronoco Street. Improvements include the installation of bump outs, widen and replace existing concrete sidewalks with brick sidewalks, and the planting of trees. 

Construction activities will be performed in four phases:  

  • Phase-1 (West Side of Fayette St. between Princess St. and Oronoco St.)
  • Phase-2 (West Side of Fayette St. between Queen St. and Princess St.) 
  • Phase-3 (East Side of Fayette St. between Princess St. and Oronoco St. ) 
  • Phase-4 (East Side of Fayette St. between Queen St. and Princess St.)

The duration of construction for each phase is anticipated to be 2-3 weeks (weather permitting).For any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City’s project manager, Daphne Kott, at 703.746.4055 or at Daphne.Kott@alexandriava.gov.

Active Construction – week of September 10th & 17th

Phase-2

  • N. Fayette Street. will be closed to thru traffic; residents of the 300 block will have access. There will be no on-street parking on the west side of N. Fayette Street. Parking will be restricted and posted no parking 8 am – 4 pm on the east side of N. Fayette Street. 
  • Test pitting
  • Layout project limits
  • Excavating for sidewalk
  • Install curb and gutter
  • Install curb ramps
  • Install stone base under proposed brick sidewalk 
  • Install concrete base under proposed sidewalk 
  • Install brick on top of concrete base

Phase 2:
Fayette Street Phase 2

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Complete Project:
Fayette Street Complete
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Fayette Street 8.27.2018 1   Fayette Street 8.27.2018 2


King & Beauregard Intersection Improvement

The King and 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 three phases.

Phase I consists of grading, curb and gutter and retaining walls that need to be constructed prior to the utility relocation. The Phase I construction was substantially completed in December 2017.

The next phase of the project is the relocation of existing utilities which should be completed before construction of Phase II begins. The utility relocation is expected to take 10-12 months and should be completed winter of 2018.

Phase II improvements include: an additional turn lane in each direction on King Street, medians, curb and gutter, sidewalk, pavement, drainage, storm water management, traffic signal and crosswalk upgrades.  The Phase II design is anticipated to be completed in spring of 2018. The Phase II construction is anticipated to begin spring of 2019 and completed summer of 2020. 

An exhibit showing the location of the work to be performed is attached below.  For additional background information on this project, please go to https://www.alexandriava.gov/KingBeauregard 

 king 1

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   Retaining Wall - 3 (1)     Retaining Wall - 3 (2)

                                           Images: Retaining Wall - 3


King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project

Beginning in August 2018, the City and WMATA began construction on the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station Access Improvement project. This long-standing project will improve access and safety at the station, aligning the project with the City's Vision Zero initiative. During construction, the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station will remain open with no impact to train service, but there will be significant changes to areas outside the station during construction . Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City's project manager, Reginald Arno at reginald.arno@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4631.   

      King Street Metro Access Improvements                              


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 summer of 2017 and end summer of 2018. Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Tafesse Gyes, at tafesse.gyes@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4051. 

Public Information Meeting was held:

Date - Wednesday,  May 24, 2017

Time - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where - Beatley Library Large Meeting Room; 5505 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 

 lake cook Lake Cook 9.5.2018


Marina Utility Improvement 

The City is upgrading the electrical and plumbing systems of piers along the Potomac River, east of Union Street between King Street and Queen Street. Construction began Summer 2018. 

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Existing Pier A/B, east of the Torpedo Factory 


North Alfred Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement


The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Sagres Construction Corp. for the replacement of existing sanitary sewer pipes and all associated service connections in the 200 block of N. Alfred Street. Construction activities will begin in July 2018. The project is anticipated to be completed in October 2018. Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, David Le at david.le@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4058.

A Public Information Meeting was held on July 12, 2018. The presentation can be found below. 


Windmill Hill Shoreline Rehabilitation Project  

The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources, LLC (EQR) for the construction of the Windmill Hill shoreline restoration and other related park improvements.  The project also includes pedestrian-oriented improvements to South Union Street.  Construction has begun and is anticipated to be substantially complete by March 2018 with an anticipated park opening in spring 2018.  

Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Matthew Landes, at matthew.landes@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4122.   

The temporary pedestrian access trails to the north and to the south of Windmill Hill Park have been closed due to construction activity and will likely remain closed for the duration of construction.  The public fishing pier and pier at Ford’s Landing remain open, but are not accessible through Windmill Hill Park.

Work anticipated Week 3/19

  • Place entire site on final subgrade
  • Begin preparation for stone dust path in Northern Section
  • Continue Irrigation in Northern end and move to middle of the site
  • Continue installation of pavers behind GI 
  • Prepare subgrade and pour foundation for the berm seat walls
Work anticipated week 3/26

  • Subcontractor to build berm seat walls
  • Backfill with topsoil behind in Northern Section and around GI
  • Continue irrigation installation


Windmill Hill March 2018 1   Windmill Hill March 2018

Additional information can be found on the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department's Windmill Hill Park page. 


Wythe Street Sidewalk

The City has awarded a contract to D & F Construction Inc. for the construction of a stretch of missing sidewalk 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. Improvements include the installation of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and brick retaining wall.  Construction is anticipated to commence September of 2018 and end November of 2018. For any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City’s project manager, Daphne Kott, at 703.746.4055 or at daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov

View plan here.

wythe

Above:  Existing Condition


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