Post Content

State grant could help give King Street a facelift

King Street in Old Town, Alexandria (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria is hoping to get $400,000 from the state to help with resurfacing — particularly for the city’s iconic King Street.

The City Council is set to review a grant application to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s State of Good Repair program.

Alexandria is applying for up to $400,000, with $50,000 to be set aside specifically for King Street. The grant would pay for resurfacing of the street between South Peyton Street — a few blocks from the King Street Metro station — down to Washington Street.

A map showing the results of a 2019 Pavement Condition Inventory (CRI) showed “very poor” and “serious” road conditions on King Street for nearly every block from the Metro station to waterfront.

Very poor and serious road conditions are defined by the city as:

Pavement in extremely deteriorated condition. Numerous areas of instability. Majority of section showing structural deficiency. Ride quality is poor.

Parallel — and, granted, less heavily used — Cameron and Prince Streets scored highly for nearly the full length of the road.

Recent Stories

As rainfall travels down the hills of the Parkfairfax neighborhood, the momentum sweeps it past the slim gutters meant to catch the water, propelling it further downhill to devastating effect….

Cloud is a 10-year-old black and brown medium-haired cat searching for her forever home. Currently up for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, she has a decade of…

A 23-year-old Lorton man was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing into four cars in Old Town. The crash occurred near the intersection of S. Patrick Street and…

Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria! ☔ Today’s weather: Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 51 and low of 33. ⛅ Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of…

Hi, my name is Moneim Z., and I am a blind male with chronic kidney disease, who needs a living kidney donor for a transplant. My blood type is B+, and I can accept a kidney from individuals who have blood types B and O.

To read my story, please see the attached letter.

To contact me directly, please email me at [email protected] or call at 571-428-5065. My living donor coordinator at INOVA Hospital, Amileen Cruz can be reached at (703) 776-8370 , or via email at [email protected]

Thank you!

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.


Subscribe to our mailing list