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KING STREET METRORAIL STATION ACCESS IMPROVEMENT

Overview

  • Location: WMATA King Street Metro Station, Alexandria, VA

  • Client: City of Alexandria, VA

Project Description
 

​The King Street Old – Town Metrorail Station Access Improvement project is to enhance this transportation hub and make a safer walking environment while maintaining efficient levels of service for buses and other transit vehicles accessing the site. This project expands pedestrian access and safety, three new bus bays, increases traffic flow, and designates specific areas for bike, shuttles, Kiss & Ride, taxis, and carshare. ​ Fort Myer responsibilities include the demolition and reconstruction of the bus loop, the Kiss & Ride parking area, and the adjacent areas at the metro station. The expansion and modification of the bus facilities of the existing lot include construction of sidewalks, roadway, parking, bus shelters, site lighting, and the installation of new stormwater drainage systems.

Project Significance

This project will improve access and safety at the station, aligning with the city’s Vision Zero initiative, a multidisciplinary, multi-national traffic safety concept that aims to achieve a transportation system with no deaths and serious injuries. It began in Sweden in 1997 and has since been adopted by other countries and cities around the world. ​ This project debuted Fort Myer’s first Art Installation that showcased several employee portraits and told their “American Dream” story and how Fort Myer helped them achieve it. Several of the employees working on the site were featured.