Stretch of Commonwealth Avenue Scheduled for Repaving

Stretch between Braddock Road and Monroe Avenue scheduled for this spring.

Anyone who’s driven down Commonwealth Avenue between Braddock Road and Monroe Avenue knows its surface has become akin to something lunar.

Alexandria will remedy the pothole populous stretch this spring as part of its early paving schedule for 2014.

The stretch of Commonwealth beginning in the 1000 block and ending at the 1500 block tops the repaving list.

Other stretches include (in order of priority):

  • N. Quaker Lane from Janney’s Lane to W. Braddock Road
  • S. Quaker Lane from Duke Street to Business Center Drive
  • Janney’s Lane from Cloverway Drive to King Street

The locations were identified based on a pavement surface evaluation and rating system conducted by the city in 2013.

The total cost for repaving the four identified areas is estimated at $645,000.

The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or utility repair. 

Pierre L'Enfant January 14, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Maybe they will get the painting of the lines correct this time?
Steph W. January 14, 2014 at 03:31 PM
I'm glad for this. But what I don't get is why the piece of Commonwealth North of Reed Ave. has been neglected. They repaved and repainted between Mount Vernon and Reed, but North of there is still an utter mess. Why stop RIGHT THERE? I understand it's relatively low car traffic b/c it's not a through street, but it's still in front of a school and cars are not the only users. It's the access point for the 4 Mile Run trail. On foot or bicycle, it's horrible.
RJ January 14, 2014 at 04:51 PM
File "street repair request" today! http://request.alexandriava.gov/CCC/#tab=Categories&group=SidewalksandStreets
McBrinn January 15, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Only about a decade late.
JohnInNova January 15, 2014 at 05:37 PM
They need to go further than Monrose Ave.... the pot holes for several more blocks.


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