DPI Construction Projects

Page updated on Jan 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Bridge Repair Projects: Eisenhower Avenue Over Cameron Run and Duke Street Over CSX Railroad

Phase: Construction

Project Description: The City is repairing the Eisenhower Avenue Bridge over Cameron Run and Duke Street Bridge over CSX railroad tracks. The long-term maintenance plan as well as bridge inspection reports are being utilized to develop repair plan for this project. The purpose of this project is to extend the service life of the bridges.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

Contact Information: Ayoub Hassen, DPI Project Manager,  ayoub.hassen@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4635

Citywide Municipal Fiber Project

Phase: Construction

Project Description: Coming Soon

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

Eisenhower Avenue Roadway Improvements

Phase: Construction

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. Construction is scheduled to begin in late Fall 2020 and will continue until Spring 2022.

View a video presentation on the project and the improvements planned for Eisenhower Avenue.

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

Fillmore Avenue Sewer Replacement

Phase: Construction

Project Description: The Fillmore Avenue Sewer Replacement project will repair damage to an existing 10-inch sanitary sewer main along Fillmore Avenue between N. Beauregard Street and Seminary Road.  CCTV inspection of the sanitary sewer recorded structural damage at the invert of the 10-inch main. The project proposes to relocate a portion of the main towards the center of the street and replace other damaged portions. 

Schedule: Construction is authorized to begin September 7, 2020 and will continue through Summer 2021.

Public Outreach: The following letter and presentation discuss the project and potential construction impacts.  

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

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 of August 2020, Phase 1 (the bus loop) is anticipated to take approximately 4-6 months to reopen. This accounts for construction of the bus loop, restoration of utilities, intersection signalization, and integration into the DASH, WMATA, and City traffic operations systems. Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2021, but this is subject to change. 

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. 

      King Street Metro Access Improvements

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): Winter 2020/2021 
  • Phase 2 (New Kiss & Ride, Taxi, Shuttle, and Car Share Areas): Spring 2021

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

For more information, read about Frequently Asked Questions or visit the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project (Transportation and Environmental Services) for background information on the project.

Additional Information: Vision Zero

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

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

Second Street Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 

Phase: Construction

Project Description: The City is constructing 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 Update: The City of Alexandria contracted with Sagres Construction Corporation to construct the Second Street Green Infrastructure Demonstration (GID) Project. The project was proposed to take place on Second Street between North Pitt and North Royal Streets.  Work was scheduled to be completed this summer.  However, due to unexpected utility conflicts identified on Second Street and North Pitt Street, construction activities were suspended until further notice.  The City has been coordinating with utility companies and discussing options for the utility conflict.  We are evaluating project options based on the feasibility of remedying the conflict.  As soon as we have a recommended path forward, we will share that with the community.

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