City of Alexandria to Begin Montgomery Street Infrastructure Project on October 9
On October 9, the City of Alexandria will begin an extensive infrastructure project on Montgomery Street, between North Saint Asaph and North Pitt Streets. Due to ongoing work in the area by both the City and a private development contractor, the one-block section of the road will be closed to traffic for approximately 12 months.
The City has timed its project to coincide with adjacent construction at 500 First Street, often referred to as the former ABC/Giant Food site, to save on both costs and time. Gables Construction Group will have access to the closed segment of Montgomery Street for staging and other related activities.
The City will have access to the roadway for street reconstruction and water infrastructure work.
By engaging in a public-private partnership with Gables Construction Group, the City will save $660,000 and many months of additional construction. The project was originally estimated at $1 million and expected to take place over a period of 20-24 months.
The City’s work at the site will include:
- Full-depth reconstruction of a one-block section of Montgomery Street, which will include asphalt resurfacing as well as rebuilding the structure of the roadway to address underlying issues
- Complete restoration of collapsed water pipes, ending the need for frequent, costly repairs in the immediate area
- Reconstruction of brick sidewalks along the south side of the street
- Installation of tree wells and trees along the south side of the street
- New curb and gutter work along the north side of Montgomery Street
- Installation of new pavement markings
Work will take place during normal hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), but Montgomery Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between N. St. Asaph and N. Pitt Street at all hours. Detours will be in place for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles. Wayfinding signage will be posted in the surrounding areas.
The City continues to explore opportunities to align its infrastructure projects with private development in Alexandria to save on costs, shorten project timelines, and minimize disruptions to Alexandria residents, businesses, and customers.
For questions or concerns, please contact Call.Click.Connect at 703.746.HELP (4357).