$75 million will be received by the City of Alexandria, Virginia, in funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority for construction of the first phase of the Duke Street Transitway project in 2025, according to a news release. The Duke Street Transitway will create dedicated bus-rapid-transit lines along with one of Alexandria’s heaviest traveled corridors. It will add capacity and infrastructure improvements to the segment of Duke Street between the King Street-Old Town Metro Station and the former Landmark Mall site.
According to wtop.com, “The project was identified as one of three high-capacity transit areas in the 2008 Transportation Master Plan, along with the U.S. Route 1 Metroway and the West End Transitway. The city is currently installing additional improved traffic signals along the corridor as well. These will allow the network of signals to better detect vehicles and automatically adjust their timing to improve traffic flow, the release said.”
As per wtop.com, “Because Duke Street was identified as a high-crash corridor through the studies, the staff is working to provide safety upgrades along this corridor. The regional revenues awarded to Alexandria for the Duke Street Transitway project are part of NVTA’s six-year program, which provides funding for regional projects from 2020 to 2025. The plan was approved on July 9 and will invest $539 million in transportation projects across Northern Virginia, aimed at benefiting the region at large.”