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 Nov 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM

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 October 29th & November 5th

  • The Contractor (D&F) will be working within the 400 block (east side) of North Fayette Street.

Phase-3

N. Fayette Street. will be closed to thru traffic; residents of the 400 block will have access. There will be no on-street parking on the east side of N. Fayette Street. Parking will be restricted and posted no parking 8 am – 4 pm on the west 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

      Complete Project (Click Image to Enlarge):
      Fayette Street Complete

      Fayette St 10.30.18 2 Fayette St 10.30.18 3 Fayette St 10.30.18

    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 be completed Summer of 2019.

    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 construction is anticipated to begin spring of 2020 and completed fall of 2021. 

    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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       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         


    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 activities began in August 2018.  The project is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2018.   Any questions related to this project should be directed to the City’s project manager, Brian Meli, at brian.meli@alexandriava.gov or at 703.746.4632.

    Marina Utility 10.30.18 Marina Utility 10.30.18 2

    Left:  Previous Existing G/H Pier with outdated electrical & plumbing systems

    Right:  Completed G/H Pier with updated power & plumbing pedestals


    Windmill Hill Shoreline Rehabilitation Project  

    Construction at Windmill Hill Park is nearing completion with many major elements of work finished.  The contractor has successfully constructed the living shoreline and has established the living shoreline and landscape plantings.  The Gibbon Street outfall has been stabilized with stream restoration features and planted with native plants.  Many site amenities have been installed, including: the pedestrian bridge, a drinking fountain, light poles, and two stone seat walls.  Site furnishings such as benches, trash receptacles, and bicycle loops, have also been installed. 

    Work remaining includes: final placement of sod, topdressing pedestrian paths, testing of, and adjustment to, the irrigation system, installation of remaining plants, and overall site and debris cleanup.

    Once all proposed elements are installed, the City will conduct a final inspection of the work to identify any outstanding items that must be addressed by the contractor prior to final completion.  The contractor will then have 30 days to complete the punch list work.  Once the punch list items are addressed, and the turf areas are established, the park will be opened to the public.

    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.   

    Windmill HIll 1 10.10.2018 Windmill HIll 2 10.10.2018 Windmill HIll 3 10.10.2018


    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.

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    Above:  Existing Condition

    Wythe St 11.2.2

    Above: Current Condition


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