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 Apr 21, 2017 at 3:51 PM

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. 

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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 will also include pedestrian-oriented improvements to South Union Street.  Construction is anticipated to start in April 2017 with an anticipated opening of spring 2018.  A public information meeting will be held prior to the commencement of construction.  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.   

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


Off Transitway Shelters

The City of Alexandria awarded a contract to M&F Concrete Inc. for the construction of the bus stations at the following 3 locations: Northbound Potomac Avenue at Reed Avenue, Southbound Potomac Avenue at Reed Avenue, and First Street and Fayette Street. The work will include the installation of new bus pads and any necessary miscellaneous site work. Construction is anticipated to end summer 2017. Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Christopher Balallo, at Christopher.Balallo@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4632. 

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Holmes Run Bike Trail 

The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Civil Wall Solutions for the construction of improvements along the Holmes Run Bike Trail from the stream crossing at North Ripley Street to Van Dorn Street . The Holmes Run Bike Trail project provides improvements to a portion of the existing pedestrian and bicycle network along a section of Holmes Run Trail.  The replacement of the existing Holmes Run fair weather crossing with a new pedestrian / bicycle bridge, an on-street bicycle route to be used as an alternative to the Holmes Run trail during flood events. Also included is the restoration of a portion of the Holmes Run to a more natural condition.  This restoration will also ensure the base flood elevation is not increased as a result of the construction of the new pedestrian bridge.  This project conforms to the goals and visions set forth in the Citywide Parks Improvement Plan which was endorsed by City Council in 2014.

Construction is anticipated to start this winter and is currently scheduled to take approximately 12 months.  A public information meeting will be held prior to the commencement of construction.  Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Daphne Kott, at Daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4055. 

Additional information can be found here

Holmes Run Bike Trail 01   Holmes Run Bike Trail 02   

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Week of April 21st project status:

Stream diversion in place, demolition underway on existing concrete slopes, fair weather crossing, & stairs.


Warwick Pool Improvement Project

The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Webb Construction for the construction of the Warwick Pool and Pool House.  Demolition is underway as of Monday, March 27, 2017 with the opening currently scheduled for early summer 2017.  A public information meeting will be held prior to the commencement of construction.  Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Daphne Kott, at Daphne.Kott@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4055. 

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Week of April 21st – Project Progress: Sanitary Lateral constructed and site grading continues


Sanger Avenue Culvert Replacement 

The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Sagres Construction Corp. for replacement of the existing culvert under Sanger Avenue between Bradford Court and Knole Court. 

Construction activities began in March 2017. The project is anticipated to be completed in December 2017.  To allow for a safe work area, periodic lane closures and pedestrian detours will be required, but Sanger Avenue will remain open throughout construction.  The City will work with the contractor to minimize traffic flow disruptions.  Access to all residences and businesses will be maintained.    

A Public Information Meeting was held:

  • Date – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Time – 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Presentation 
  • Where – William Ramsay Elementary School (Cafeteria); 5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311

Inquiries regarding the project should be made to the City’s project manager Brian Meli at 703-746-4110 or by email at Brian.Meli@alexandriava.gov.

Sanger Avenue Culvert Replacement  second street 4192017

Left: Existing Culvert (Downstream Side)

Right: April 18, 2017 Project Status - Removal of Existing Culvert 


I-Net Fiber

The I-Net Fiber Project (Municipal Fiber) is installing conduit throughout the City in order to create the basis for a future fiber network to connect all City sites and City Schools.  By creating this fiber network the City will not be dependent on private fiber networks.

This project is being performed in conjunction with the ITS Phase II project in order to minimize installation cost and disruption to the residents of Alexandria. Construction is anticipated to end spring 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.  

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New Freedom Grant Pedestrian Improvements 

The City of Alexandria is planning to improve pedestrian safety and access to transit stops at six intersections in Old Town Alexandria.  The six intersections are Pendleton Street & St. Asaph Street, Pendleton Street & Columbus Street, Pendleton Street & Payne Street, Pendleton & West Street, Madison Street & Henry Street, and Washington Street & Oronoco Street.  The possible improvements include the installation of curb extensions, curb ramps, and countdown pedestrian signals. Construction is anticipated to end summer 2017. For any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City’s project manager, Christopher Balallo, at 703.746.4632 or at Christopher.Balallo@alexandriava.gov.

Pendleton and St. Asaph    Pendleton and Columbus   Pendleton and Payne 

Pendleton and St. Asaph                          Pendleton and Columbus                       Pendleton and Payne 

Pendleton and West 02    Madison and Henry 01     Washington and Oronoco 02 

Pendleton and West                                  Madison and Henry                                  Washington and Oronoco

Parking Exhibit 

For more information, visit  https://www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=93440 


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.  The 19 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 begin November 2016 with the completion anticipated in late summer of 2018.  For any questions or comments regarding this project, please contact the City’s project manager, Christopher Balallo, at 703.746.4632 or at Christopher.Balallo@alexandriava.gov.

  • 3915 Mt. Vernon Avenue @ Executive Avenue
  • 1131 N Beauregard Street @ N Armistead Avenue
  • 6020 Edsall Road @ Yoakum Street
  • 800 S Washington Street @ Green Street
  • 1204 S Washington Street@ Hunting Towers
  • 4320 Seminary Road @ N Howard Street
  • 5311 Duke Street @ N Paxton Street
  • 6001 Stevenson Avenue @ S Whiting Street
  • 301 Yoakum Parkway @ Watergate Street
  • 339 S Whiting Street @ Lane Street
  • 225 N Washington Street @ Queen Street
  • 300 S Washington Street @ Duke Street
  • 500 S Washington Street @ Wilkes Street
  • 2240 N Beauregard Street @ Hermitage Hill
  • 2280 N Beauregard Street @ Fillmore Street
  • 1101 N Van Dorn Street @ Wycklow Court
  • 1001 N Van Dorn Street @ Richenbacher Avenue
  • 1311 E Abingdon Drive @ Bashford Lane
  • 1601 E Abingdon Drive @ Slaters Lane 

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ITS Phase II

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project includes the construction and installation of conduit and fiber along the arterial roadways to improve the consistency and efficiency of traffic management, incident detection, and incident responses.  This project will allow the City to gather data useful for many civic needs.  Goals of the project include: efficient and adaptive management of the City’s transportation system, management of field operations, and data harvesting to improve service delivery. 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

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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 design has been completed, and construction is anticipated to be completed in summer 2017.

Once Phase I construction is completed, existing utilities will be relocated before construction of Phase II begins. The utility relocation is expected to take 10-12 months and should be completed summer 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, BMP’s, traffic signal and crosswalk upgrades.  The Phase II design is anticipated to be completed late 2017. Once the utility construction is completed, the Phase II project will be advertised. The Phase II construction is anticipated to begin summer of 2019 and completed late 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 

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Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project 

The City of Alexandria, through the Department of Project Implementation, is performing three sanitary sewer maintenance projects in the Holmes Run area.  They involve the utilization of “no-dig” technology to rehabilitate deteriorated underground sewer pipes and manholes. 

The first project is the Pegram-Strawberry Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.  This project will result in the rehabilitation of approximately 70,000 LF of 8", 10", 12", 15" and 18" diameter sanitary sewer in the Pegram and Strawberry Run sanitary sewer sub-basins. The contractor, AM Liner, has no schedule for the week of April 24, 2017.  

The next project is the Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.  This project will rehabilitate approximately 45,000 LF of 10", 12", 15" and 18" diameter sanitary sewer in the Holmes Run sanitary sewer sub-basins. The contractor, Insituform Technologies, has no schedule for the week of April 24, 2017. 

Both of these first two projects include the cleaning and preparation of the sanitary sewer to be relined, installation of a new lining utilizing cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining technology, and reinstatement of all sewer lateral service connections. 

The third project is the Holmes Run Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project.  It will rehabilitate approximately 1,100 sanitary sewer manholes in the Holmes Run sanitary sewer sub-basins.  This work includes the cleaning and preparation of the manholes to be relined, installation of a new lining utilizing spray-applied cementitious lining technology, installation of chimney seals and repair or replacement of castings as required. 

For questions or comments relating to any of these projects, please contact the City's project manager,  Ms. Martin at 703.746.4267 or at  MaryT.Martin@alexandriava.gov.
Deteriorating Sewer    Sewer After CIPP


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