Sunday, March 31, 2013
The National Park Service and other bodies plan to begin repairs on side roads by the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Road and other construction is scheduled to begin south of Alexandria off the George Washington Memorial Parkway April 1. The Federal Highway Administration and the Eastern Federal Lands Highways Division, in cooperation with the National Park Service Washington will begin a construction project to repair bordering side roads: East Boulevard Drive, West Boulevard Drive and Northdown Road, which are located south of Alexandria by the Mount Vernon Trail. Surveying and tree removal crews will be working in the area starting April 1. Other construction work to replace culverts and repair the roadways will start on or about June 3. Alternate traffic routes are suggested during this time, according to the park service. Work is expected to last…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The public is invited to hear about plans for the soon to be revamped school.
Alexandria City Public Schools is hosting a conversation about the new Jefferson-Houston School. The public is invited to engage in dialogue about updates on the school’s construction timeline, budget and approvals as well as view the latest design. The school is scheduled to be completely overhauled and rebuilt. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the school’s multipurpose room. Light refreshments and child care will be available.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Virginia American Water estimates that the project will take five months and alter the traffic route.
Virginia American Water beginning Monday will begin a five-month project to upgrade water main pipes on South Lee Street and Lee Court in Alexandria in an effort to enhance water quality, improve service reliability and increase flows for fire protection. The cost of the water system improvements is approximately $265,000. Virginia American Water will replace approximately 800 feet of six-inch pipeline along South Lee Street between Jefferson Street and Jones Point Park with a new eight-inch water main. In addition, crews will replace 160 feet of two-inch water main on Lee Court with a new six-inch main. Portions of the existing pipes date back to 1950. Crews will work weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m, according to Virginia …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The renovated park in the southeastern corner of Old Town is full of new features.
Have you been to Jones Point lately? Jones Point Park is a beautiful yet often overlooked 65-acre green space in the southeastern corner of Old Town—with vehicle entry at the end of South Royal Street. The park, which features D.C.’s original southern boundary stone and a pre-Civil War lighthouse, consists of the area underneath and directly surrounding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. My husband and I discovered Jones Point several years ago, shortly after adopting our dog. With her boundless energy, the semi-isolated green space and water access was perfect. We spent many weekend mornings at the point with fellow dog owners, coffee in one hand and Chuckit! in the other. Then one day, construction equipment showed up. In November 2010, the …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is projected to be complete by June 2013.
The Telegraph Road Interchange reconstruction phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is currently on schedule to be complete by late 2012. Construction is both on schedule and on budget, said Jenny Rios, a spokesperson for the project. “That’s one of the things we like to promote about the bridge project in general," Rios said. "Since its inception, we’ve been on budget.” According to a winter 2012 construction update, there are three major project stages left to complete on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project: reconstructing 2.5 miles of I-95/I-495 from the Eisenhower Connector to the Route 1 interchange, including THRU and LOCAL lanes; building ramps for an interchange at the Beltway Outer Loop, Telegraph Road, Huntington Avenue and …