Under Construction: King Street over I-395 Bridge Rehabilitation in the City of Alexandria

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Please note: At least one lane of traffic in each direction on King Street will remain open at all times during construction. 

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

Improvements include:

  • Repairing and resurfacing the concrete bridge deck
  • Repairing bridge piers, abutments and bearings
  • Adding pedestrian fences to the bridge railings
  • Painting steel bridge beams
  • Repairing King Street pavement adjacent to the bridges

The project also includes the following pedestrian improvements:

  • Adding a new westbound King Street pedestrian crossing at 30th Street South
  • Widening the King Street median sidewalk between 30th Street South and Menokin Drive, and centering the sidewalk in the median
  • Widening the westbound King Street sidewalk between 30th Street South and Park Center Drive
  • Upgrading the curb ramps and pedestrian signals at King Street and Park Center Drive, and eastbound King Street and Menokin Drive
  • Upgrading roadway lighting

Within the project limits, King Street averages up to 43,000 vehicles a day and I-395 averages up to 208,000.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $2.2 million
Construction - $10.8 million
Total - $13 million

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


This project aims to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians 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 - Winter 2021/22


Contact Info:

Donald Angerman, CCM

Yusaf Masud, P.E.

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Traffic Technical Appendix - April 2014

Previous Meetings >>

Phase: Under Construction

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: Oct. 15, 2021