Recently Completed: King Street over I-395 Bridge Rehabilitation and Pedestrian Improvements in the City of Alexandria

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Please note: The project was completed in December 2021. 

This project rehabilitated the King Street (Route 7) bridge over I-395. The bridge was originally built in 1970. 

Bridge improvements included:

  • Repairing and resurfacing the concrete deck
  • Repairing piers, abutments and bearings
  • Painting steel beams
  • Adding safety fences to the parapet walls

The following pedestrian improvements were made along a half-mile of King Street:

  • Widening the median sidewalk from four to eight feet between 30th Street South and Menokin Drive, and centering the sidewalk in the median
  • Adding a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon crossing at westbound King Street and 30th Street South
  • Installing upgraded Accessible Pedestrian Signal crossings and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp upgrades at the Park Center Drive intersection, as well as at eastbound King Street and Menokin Drive

The project also included repairing the King Street pavement adjacent to the bridge, replacing the chain link fence along eastbound King Street near Menokin Drive, and upgrading roadway lighting.

Within the project limits, King Street averages about 40,000 vehicles a day.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $2.2 million
Construction - $12 million
Total - $14.2 million

The project was financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funds used for bridges. 


This project aimed to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians, enhance pedestrian mobility and extend the overall life of the bridge.

Major Milestones 

Public Information Meeting - July 2015
Advertise for Construction - November 2019
Award Construction Contract - February 2020
Begin ConstructionApril 2020
Final Completion - December 2021


Contact Info:

Donald Angerman, CCM

Yusaf Masud, P.E.

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Project Completion News Release - Dec. 2021

Construction Start News Release - April 2020

Fairlington Village Association Meeting - November 2016

Presentation and Comment Sheet

Traffic Technical Appendix - April 2014

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: Recently Completed

UPC: 104406

State ID: 0395-100-797, P101, B611

Federal ID: NHPP-5A01 (515), NHPP-5A01 (852)

Lat/Long: 38.834760, -77.097896

Locality: Alexandria

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Traffic Shift on southbound I-395 facing south toward King Street bridge - March 2021
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Wider and centered median sidewalk on King Street facing west - February 2021
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King Street bridge pier and abutment repairs - February 2021
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King Street median sidewalk - November 2020
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King Street bridge over I-395, pre-construction - April 2020
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King Street bridge over I-395, pre-construction
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King Street just east of I-395 bridge facing westbound, pre-construction

Page last modified: Aug. 23, 2022