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Mailing Address: 1500 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria  VA 22314

 Phone# 703-684-5124  Email:  eisenhowerppp@gmail.com

City of Alexandria Requests Feedback on 2019 Metrorail Summer Shutdown

 

The City of Alexandria is requesting input from residents, businesses and commuters to better understand how a planned 2019 shutdown of Alexandria Metrorail stations will impact people's ability to travel through the city. Share your thoughts via the Metrorail Shutdown feedback form, which will remain open through December 14. 

https://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/2019MetroRailShutdownFeedbackForm .  

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which operates the Metrorail, Metrobus, and MetroAccess system in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, is closing all Metrorail stations south of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019. The shutdown will allow WMATA to address necessary reconstruction of three outdoor station platforms. In addition to the summer shutdown, there will be repairs to the Van Dorn Metro platform in September 2019. This work will involve significant single-tracking on the Blue Line.

The City of Alexandria understands the need for investment in the Metrorail system to get it back to a state of good repair. We also recognize that this closure of stations in Alexandria and Fairfax County will be challenging for riders. Using lessons learned during SafeTrack, the City is working on measures to mitigate the impact on Alexandria riders and provide transportation alternatives. 

Please fill out the feedback form to let City staff know your concerns and ideas regarding the shutdown of Alexandria Metrorail stations in summer 2019. Your input will be used in planning efforts, including the development of the City's mitigation plan, which will be presented to City Council later this winter.  

For more updates and additional information about the shutdown and how the City of Alexandria is working to minimize disruption and provide transportation alternatives during this work, visit alexandriava.gov/106691.


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Metrorail Service Advisory: No Yellow Line Trains Nov. 26 through Dec. 9

Immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Metro will begin a continuous 14-day capital project on the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River. The project will include structural repairs, and rail infrastructure improvements, such as grout pad reconstruction and fastener replacement along the entire bridge.

Please note the following service changes during this work:

  • No Yellow Line Service. Use Blue Line for alternate service between Virginia and D.C.
  • Blue Line trains will run between Franconia-Springfield & Largo Town Center and between Huntington & Largo Town Center. Trains will run less frequently than normal. 
  • Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Yellow and Blue lines during this time, but will remain in effect for customers on other lines. 
  • On Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, Gallery Place (lower level), Archives, L'Enfant Plaza (upper level) and Waterfront stations will be closed. 

Please note the following available travel alternatives during this work:

  • To alleviate crowding on the Blue Line, Metro will offer the following free weekday shuttle bus service:
  1. Between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon and between Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza from opening until 8 p.m.
  2. Between Franconia-Springfield and L'Enfant Plaza and between Crystal City and L'Enfant Plaza, rush hour only.
  • Consider Metrobus or other local bus providers, such as DASH. 
  • Some customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown D.C. may wish to consider VRE train service between Franconia-Springfield, Crystal City or King Street to L'Enfant Plaza or Union Station.

For details about this weekend's track work, including minor projects that may impact your trip, visit wmata.com/weekend.

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Retail Building Proposed for Hoffman Town Center Circle/  Eisenhower Partnership Comments on Outfall Construction Program/  City Council Approval of Short Lease Extension for Cameron Run Park Mirrors EP Comments/  City to Consider Developer Contributions Policy for Eisenhower West/  Welcome New Members

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November  2018

Development Activity in Eisenhower East, West, Headlines Annual Meeting

There’s a lot going on in Eisenhower East, and more to come.  Join the Eisenhower Partnership at its Annual Meeting to find out the very latest about projects under construction or planned from Rob Kerns, Division Chief in Alexandria’s Planning and Zoning Department.   Mayor Allison Silberberg will kick-off the meeting with a warm welcome.  Later in the meeting, the Eisenhower Partnership will present awards to three individuals who have left their mark on the organization.  Ample networking opportunities accompanied by delicious appetizers and wine/beer/soft drinks round out the program.

The Annual Meeting takes place on Thursday, November 8, from 5:30 to 7:30, at the 6th floor conference room of the AlexRenew headquarters, 1800 Limerick Street.  There is no charge to attend, however, we do ask that you RSVP at www.eisenhowerpartnership.org.

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the evening:

                

     

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Retail Building Proposed for Hoffman

Town Center Circle

The last remaining parcel on the retail circle at Hoffman Town Center is up for development at 2425 Eisenhower Avenue.  The proposed 7,882 sf building would have a sleek and modern appearance, and while no tenants have been announced yet, we hope there will be a new restaurant.  Public hearings are scheduled for December.  The site is near the movie theaters and existing restaurants.

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Eisenhower Partnership Comments on Outfall Construction Program

The comment period recently closed for review of options for construction of remediation to the combined sewer outfalls near Eisenhower Avenue and in Old Town.  The Eisenhower Partnership sent in comments regarding Outfalls 003 and 004 located near Hooff’s Run at Duke Street.  Our comments addressed alternatives for reducing community impact to Carlyle/Eisenhower East, proposed an alternative method to haul waste from construction of tunnels, and expressed concern about the potential traffic burden from concurrent construction projects.  Of particular concern is the proposal to create a construction staging area at Holland Lane.  For a copy of the Eisenhower Partnership letter, please write to eisenhowerppp@gmail.com.

Construction may look like this…


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