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ALXnow’s top stories this week in Alexandria

Traffic backup heading eastbound along Duke Street near Eisenhower Ave (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

It’s been another busy week in Alexandria as the city heads into Memorial Day weekend.

For those driving this weekend, be aware that some of the major roads are likely to be significantly congested starting… well, now.

Speaking of congestion, one major ongoing discussion in Alexandria this week was the Duke Street Transitway. The proposed transitway, which could included some sections of dedicated bus lanes as well as other transit and pedestrian improvements, has some concerned the project will only make traffic worse for those driving along Duke Street, though others said prioritizing car travel isn’t a viable solution as the Duke Street corridor becomes increasingly dense.

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Top stories

  1. Alexandria retunes financing as Landmark Mall site infrastructure costs jump 40%
  2. Notes: U-Haul truck driver leads police on 95 mph chase through Alexandria
  3. Gostov Boulangerie & Brasserie opening May 30 in Del Ray
  4. Fair warning, driving this weekend is likely to be a pain
  5. Police Chief says there’s a ‘plethora’ of guns on the streets of Alexandria
  6. What to do if your Confederate-honoring Alexandria street gets renamed?
  7. Potomac River could rise by two feet on Alexandria waterfront by 2050
  8. Police responding to robbery at AutoZone in Arlandria
  9. Duke Street Transitway gets flack and fans at Transportation Commission review
  10. Alexandria kicking off Pride Month with drag queen storytelling

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Parents and teachers at a School Board meeting last night said the rollout of a new plan to split specialist teachers across schools has been an unmitigated disaster. The change…

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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information:, 770.789.3534.

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