Duke Street and West Taylor Run Project

Page updated on Aug 11, 2020 at 3:25 PM

What’s New?

The city has been awarded $5.7M funds from Virginia’s Smart Scale Program contributing to the redesign of the West Taylor Run Parkway intersection, as well as, additional access to Telegraph Road interchange.

The City is currently in the procurement process to obtain an engineering firm for the multimodal transportation analysis and the design of the project.

Project Background: 

The Duke and West Taylor Run Parkway intersection has been the topic of discussion for a number of years and was identified as a high crash location through the City's Vision Zero Program.   The Central Alexandria Traffic Study (CATS) Task Force took comprehensive look at traffic issues in the area and included among the final recommendations that City staff pursue short- and long-term improvements to the intersection of Duke Street, and West Taylor Run Parkway and their impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.   The City began to address the recommendations immediately and sought funding for both short and long term solutions and submitted a grant application for 2024-2025 funding.  

On Monday, February 4, 2019 the City hosted a community meeting to get input on the concerns and issues at the intersection of Duke Street and West Taylor Run Parkway. The  staff presentation discussed the timeline, funding and process for community engagement for both the short and long term recommendations for this project.  

Project Phases and Timelines:

            • Multimodal Transportation Analysis and Concept Design - Winter 2020/2021
            • Community Outreach/ Engagement -Spring 2021
            • Final Design - Summer/Fall 2021
            • Construction - 2023/2024 (Potential for short term mitigation implementation earlier)

            Related Projects and Information

                  Central Alexandria Traffic Study Community Meeting – 2/4/2019