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DPI Concept and Design Projects

Learn more about DPI's projects in the concept or design phases.

Page updated on Apr 24, 2019 at 4:26 PM

The following projects are in either the concept or Design Phase:


Adaptive Control & Broadband Link Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Adaptive Control & Broadband Link Project implements an upgrade to the City’s existing Traffic Control System (TCS), that serves multiple modes of transportation including pedestrians, transit and emergency vehicles, heavy and general vehicles. The City’s Transportation Division routinely updates signal timing plans to respond to changing traffic conditions. One method for obtaining real-time data is the use of the City’s Closed-Circuit Television System (CCTV). Incorporating this technology with the TCS aids the City in updating the signal timing plans. The current traffic signal system deploys time of day signal timing plans to account for the traffic changes during the day. The current signal system has outgrown its capacity to adapt to ever changing roadway traffic conditions. Traffic congestion conditions are no longer directional and no longer limited to peak hours. Roadway networks frequently experience incidents such as multi-vehicle accidents, police activities, stalled vehicles, construction, etc. causing unpredictable congestion throughout the City. In addition, the use of the mobile apps by drivers creates dynamic traffic patterns that are unpredictable. Upgrading the central control system to a multimodal Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATCS) that dynamically adapts to changing traffic conditions is needed to ensure optimum performance of the City’s roadway facilities, and maximize mobility. To accommodate the advanced technology application in ATCS, the existing signal system and intersection detection systems need to be upgraded to optimize network operations in real-time. The existing detection system is inadequate to support the future ATCS operations.  This project will implement the necessary technology to optimize the City’s signal network.

Contact Information: Daphne Kott, DPI Project Manager, daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4055


Beauregard Sanitary Sewer Relocation

Phase: Design

Project Description: The City of Alexandria proposes to repair damage to an existing 12-inch sanitary sewer main along 1200 block of North Beauregard Street. Past CCTV inspection of the sanitary sewer recorded structural damage and conveyance restriction in the 12-inch pipe. The issue was confirmed to be caused by a storm inlet along the sewer main. 

Beauregard Sanitary Sewer Relocation

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


Eisenhower Avenue Metro

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project proposes new bus loading areas, new standard WMATA bus shelters, relocating the kiss-and-ride facility, relocating the car share spaces, providing spaces for private shuttles, and the creation of an enhanced pedestrian plaza at the Eisenhower Metrorail Station.  The goal of this project is to improve the overall experience of Metrorail users.

  Eisenhower Avenue Metro     

Contact Information: Daphne Kott, DPI Project Manager, daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4055


Eisenhower Avenue Widening Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project consists of the construction of a left turn lane from westbound Eisenhower Avenue to southbound Mill Road, the widening of Mill Road to accommodate the newly constructed left turn lane, and the removal of the existing traffic circle and the construction of a T-intersection at Eisenhower Avenue and Holland Lane.  Sidewalk BMPs will be constructed as part of the enhanced streetscape to be installed along Eisenhower Avenue between Mill Road and Holland Lane.  Construction is anticipated to begin late Fall 2019.

Eisenhower Ave

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


Fillmore Avenue Sewer Replacement

Phase: Design

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. 

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


ITS Phase III

Phase: Design

Project Description: This Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project will expand the communications network installed in Phases I and II.  ITS Phase III will install additional traffic surveillance cameras, new fiber and conduit, a road weather information system (RWIS), a real-time conditions map, and an expansion of the City’s existing traffic management video wall. Completion of this project will replace much of the City’s thirty-year-old traffic signal communications and provide the public safety department technology to monitor conditions on the City’s roadways.  This project will further the City’s goal to construct an urban transportation management system that will improve mobility in Alexandria through sound engineering, design, and technology implementation.

Contact Information: Daphne Kott, DPI Project Manager, daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4055


King & Beauregard Intersection Improvement

Phase: Design/Construction

Project Description: 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.

Project Phase I: Phase I consists of grading, curb and gutter and retaining walls that need to be constructed prior to the utility relocation. Phase I construction was substantially completed in December 2017.

Preparation for Phase II: The City must relocate existing utilities before Phase II can begin. This process is expected to be completed in Summer 2019.

Project Phase II: 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 in Spring 2020 and completed in Fall 2021. 

An exhibit showing the location of the work to be performed is attached below.

Additional information can be found here

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    Retaining Wall - 3 (1)      Retaining Wall - 3 (2)

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


Joseph Hensley Park Renovation

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Joseph Hensley Park Renovation project will include the renovation, replacement, and/or improvement of park facilities per the concept included in the 2014 Citywide Parks Improvement Plan.  Generally, this includes the replacement of three softball fields and the conversion of one rectangular field to artificial turf.  Sport lighting shall be modernized to accommodate the newly renovated sport fields.  Vehicular improvements include a formal access drive with improved ingress and egress, an expansion to the existing parking lot, stormwater management BMPs, and the addition of a new parking lot to increase parking capacity.  Restroom facilities, existing equipment storage and the maintenance area shall be relocated.  Pedestrian accessibility and circulation improvements are also included.  Funding for the design and construction of the project is in the CIP for FY2017 and FY2018.

The Citywide Parks Improvement Plan includes an alternate plan for an indoor athletic field (field #2) which is excluded from the Scope of Work for this project.

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Contact Information: Matt Landes, DPI Project Manager, matthew.landes@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4122


King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement Project

Phase: Design

Project Description: The King-Callahan-Russell Access to Transit Improvements project is a grant funded project to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to the King Street Metro Station. This is an intersection design project with the goal of enhancing safety for all roadway users. By improving safety and accessibility at this intersection, more people will be able to walk and bike to transit.

More information about this upcoming project can be found here.

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


Lucky Run Stream Restoration

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project is a stream restoration of Lucky Run between West Braddock Rd and the existing stormwater pond at the Palazzo at Park Center property.  Lucky Run is exhibiting deteriorating water quality and substantial erosion along its banks, threatening valuable infrastructure.  The project will utilize natural channel design techniques to improve the stream’s function, habitat, and water quality.  The project will significantly reduce the sediment build-up downstream, protect existing utilities and mitigate further erosion of the adjacent walking paths utilized by area residents.  In addition, the project will considerably enhance the aesthetics of the stream corridor, making this area a true amenity. 

More information about the Lucky Run Stream Restoration project and other stormwater infrastructure projects can be found here.

Lucky Run Existing Condition   Lucky Run Proposed

Picture (left) – Existing erosion at Lucky Run

Picture (right) – Proposed rendering of stream restoration

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


Mt. Vernon Trail at East Abingdon Road  

Phase: Design

Project Description: The City will be using federal and state funds to improve safety and accessibility for trail users on the Mount Vernon Trail. This trail is a designated segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The project shall start 150 feet north of the intersection of Slater’s Lane and E. Abingdon Drive and along Slate’s Lane between East Abingdon and West Abingdon Drives. Construction is anticipated to begin early 2021.

Mount Vernon Trail at East Abingdon Road  01   

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


Old Cameron Run Trail 

Phase: Design

Project Description: This project will construct a shared-use path between Mill Road (near the intersection with Eisenhower Avenue) and the existing trail located to the east of Hooffs Run. The goal of this project is to create a more direct and conflict-free connection for bicyclists and pedestrians between the Eisenhower East and Southwest Quadrant neighborhoods. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2020.

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


Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

Phase: Design

Project Description: Information about the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project can be found here.

Contact Information: Daphne Kott, DPI Project Manager, daphne.kott@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4055


Second Street - Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project 

Phase: Design

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. 

The City held a public meeting on October 17th, 2017 at City Hall to present the project within the framework of other ongoing City initiatives such as the Combined Sewer Long Term Control Plan and the Old Town North Small Area Plan.  The City held a follow-up meeting on October 27th, 2017 to present the project to the Old Town North small area plan advisory committee.  A copy of the presentation can be found here:  

2ND DETAIL      2 OBLIQUE

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


Waterfront Small Area Plan Implementation:

Phase: Design

Project Description: Information about implementation of the Waterfront Small Area Plan can be found here.

Contact Information: Tony Gammon, DPI Acting Director, anthony.gammon@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4155


Wheeler Avenue Sewer Replacement

Phase: Design

Project Description: The Wheeler Ave Sewer Replacement Project will reroute an existing sanitary sewer line from underneath a building at 4205 Wheeler Ave.  This project will provide access so the City can maintain and clean the sanitary sewer system.  

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

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