Major King Street intersection getting resurfaced this week

Traffic near the George Washington Masonic Memorial during a storm (staff photo by James Cullum)

Travelers driving overnight on King Street this week should be aware there may be some delays due to repaving work at the busy King Street, Callahan Drive and Russell Road intersection.

That intersection is the marquee item of this week’s (April 29 through May 5) repaving and street maintenance schedule around Alexandria. Work on the intersection will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. this week.

“Businesses and residents whose streets are scheduled for resurfacing receive advance notice of paving work — typically by displayed project signs and/or letters,” the City said in a release. “Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will also be posted before work begins. Please be sure to observe these signs to avoid tickets and potential towing of vehicles.”

The intersection has also been the site of an extensive overhaul aimed at creating pedestrian crossings, providing bicycle facilities, and making traffic run more smoothly through the busy intersection.

Other streets being resurfaced this week include:

  • East and West Mason Avenue (from Stonewall Road to end)
  • East Del Ray Avenue (from Commonwealth Avenue to La Grande Avenue)
  • Clyde Avenue (from East Bellefonte Avenue to East Uhler Avenue)
  • West Uhler Avenue (entire length)
  • Potomac Greens (entire length)
  • Washington Street (from Cameron Street to First Street)