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King Street over I-395

Bridge repairs in the City of Alexandria

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Advertise for construction: Early 2018

Preparing to advertise for construction

$12 million


Northern Virginia

Brian Morrison, P.E.
Structure & Bridge
Gary Runco, P.E.
Structure & Bridge

About the Project

The project will rehabilitate the King Street (Route 7) bridge over I-395.  The bridge was constructed in 1970. The five-span structure carries six lanes of traffic, three in the eastbound direction and three in the westbound direction along with a median sidewalk. The total length of the bridge is approximately 410 feet. The bridge consists of concrete deck, steel superstructure, and concrete substructure.    

The bridge is a candidate for federal funds for replacement.

Proposed repairs include the following:

  • Installing An Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) system with Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) overlay.
  • Repair damaged concrete and install an ICCP system in the pier caps.
  • Repair damaged column concrete and apply Electrochemical Chloride Extraction (ECE) treatment, and seal the treated surface with a breathable sealer.
  • Repair damaged Abutment concrete, apply ECE treatment, and seal the treated surface with a breathable sealer
  • Repair and paint all steel beams and replace bearings.
  • Reconstruct the substandard bridge barrier/railing. 
  • Repair and/or replace guardrail, mill and overlay approaches.
  • Minor pedestrian, bicycle and lighting improvements
  • Repair roadway pavement and joints

The existing bridge has an average traffic count of 24,000 vehicles per day.

Schedule & Costs

Anticipated Schedule

Advertise for construction - Early 2018

Estimated Costs

Preliminary engineering: $1.8 million
Construction: $10.4 million
Total: $12.2 million


Fairlington Village Association presentation (Nov. 2016)
Fairlington Village presentation comment sheet (Nov. 2016)

Public information meeting presentation (July 2015)

Traffic Technical Appendix

Project Numbers

State: 0395-100-797, B611
UPC: 104406 

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