King and Commonwealth
Railroad Bridges

VPRA is undertaking a Feasibility Study to examine potential design options for the King Street and Commonwealth Avenue Rail Bridges in the City of Alexandria.

Project Schedule

View the King and Commonwealth Railroad Bridges Project schedule.

Document Library

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EVENT

Project Description

In Spring 2022, VPRA began a Feasibility Study (the “Study”) to determine the future of the rail bridges (the “Bridges”) over King Street and Commonwealth Avenue in the City of Alexandria. The study considers the future of the bridges in terms of short-, medium-, and long-term design options. The Study was conducted to determine the existing conditions, project purpose and needs, and to screen the impacts of the design options created for the Bridges.

The Study is a collaborative effort. VPRA is the Study lead and is partnering with CSX Transportation (CSXT), and passenger rail operators to ensure that the design of the adjacent projects at the Alexandria Station and for the VPRA-led Alexandria Fourth Track project are appropriately coordinated.

The Study will be coordinated with stakeholders, reviewing agencies, and the public in Fall 2022.

To reduce maintenance and improve safety, VPRA is undertaking a Feasibility Study to examine potential design options for the King Street and Commonwealth Avenue Rail Bridges.

Project Stage

Feasibility Study

Schedule

Feasibility Study – 2022

Environmental Clearance and Permitting – 2022 – 2025

Design – 2022 – 2023

Construction* – 2024 – 2026

Document Library

King and Commonwealth Bridges Feasibility Study

November 2, 2022 – King Street and Commonwealth Avenue Railroad Bridges Public Information Meeting