|The proposed improvements. [Click to enlarge]|
Work is getting underway on intersection improvements at King Street and N. Beauregard Street in the west end of Alexandria.
The city is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m., in the parking lot of the shopping center at the intersection. Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and city council members are expected to be there.
The first phase – to be completed this fall – includes grading, curbs, gutters, and retaining walls. The second phase consists of the relocation of utilities. That should take 10 to 12 months and should be completed by summer 2017.
The roadway construction is expected to begin in summer 2017 and be finished in late 2018. This phase includes the new turn lanes on King Street, medians, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, pavements, drainage, stormwater management, and traffic signal and crosswalk upgrades.
Major mixed-use redevelopment is planned for that intersection, and the West End Transitway, a bus rapid transit system proposed by the City of Alexandria, would run along the Beauregard corridor in that area. The BRT system would connect the Van Dorn and Pentagon Metro stations