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Alexandria Bus Rapid Transit
Location: Alexandria, VA
Owner: City of Alexandria, VA
Construction Cost: $12.7 million
Project Type: Mass Transit and Rail | Procurement Type: Design-Build
State: Virginia | Status: Completed
Lane is part of a design-build team for the construction of 0.8 miles of “Bus Only” concrete travel lanes in the existing median of Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) in Alexandria, VA.
Lane led a best-value design-build team that successfully constructed the Washington, DC region’s very first bus rapid transit (BRT) line. Jointly conceived by the City of Alexandria and Arlington County, and operated by Metro, the BRT line runs along the busy Route 1 corridor between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations. The new service, called the Metroway, features higher-capacity buses running more frequently, including late at night and on weekends, in dedicated lanes separated from other traffic by medians or striping. One third of the project was funded by a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.
Work on this project included the placement of concrete pavement, as well as concrete curb and gutter, in the median of Route 1 for nearly one mile of the corridor. Other aspects of the project included the construction of seven bus shelters, excavation, hazardous materials identification and remediation, drainage system installation and retrofitting, landscaping with soil amendments, a new street lighting system, and reconfiguration of the traffic signal system to accommodate the BRT lanes.