DPI 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 Jan 14, 2020 at 6:13 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

Eisenhower Avenue Roadway Improvements

Phase: Construction Procurement

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.

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

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 underway and slated for completion in Fall 2019.

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

Project Photos:

1 FMR Four Mile Run Connector Bridge Installation Med

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

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

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

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.

Notice of Construction Activity: Starting Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the City of Alexandria will begin excavation of the sanitary sewer line.

Public Notice: Letter to Residents and Businesses

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

Second Street Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 

Phase: Construction Procurement

Project Description: The City is planning to construct 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 is anticipated to begin Winter 2019. 

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

Second Street Sidewalk Project 

Phase: Construction Procurement

Project Description: The City is planning to widen the existing sidewalk on Second Street to improve pedestrian access and safety. The project is expected to include the construction of approximately 80 feet of concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and curb extension in the form of a bulb-out on the southwest corner of Second Street and North Pitt Street. 

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