DPI Active Construction Projects

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

Page updated on Jul 25, 2019 at 12:43 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   

Citywide Bus Shelters

Phase: Construction

Project Description: 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 shelter pads and related site work. A notification will be posted at the existing bus shelter location two weeks prior to construction.

To date, 23 bus shelters have been constructed and opened to the public. A list of the completed bus shelter projects can be found on the Completed Projects webpage. 

This project is being partially funded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Learn more about the City's Bus Stop Accessibility and Amenities Program here.

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

Four Mile Run Connector Bridge 

Phase: Construction

Project Description: 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. Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2019.

Contact Information: Jason Scofi, DPI Project Manager,  jason.scofi@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4060

Project Photos:

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King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project

Phase: Construction

Project Description: 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.

More information about the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project can be found here.

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

Project Renderings:

      King Street Metro Access Improvements

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

Phase: Construction Procurement

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

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.

Public Engagement: The City is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at City Hall in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101.

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