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Construction at King and Callahan Supposed to Help Traffic Delays in Long Run

Federal Transit sign in forefront with George Washington Masonic Temple in background.
Construction is underway on the King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement Project. (Photo: Barbara West Facebook)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Have you noticed the signs of work happening at King and Callahan by the George Washington Masonic Memorial? Here’s what’s happening.

Map of Callahan Drive project. (City of Alexandria)
The circled area on map above shows where construction taking place on the Federal Transit project to improve King-Callahan-Russell project. (City of Alexandria)

The City of Alexandria was awarded a grant from the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) to make pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements to improve access to transit.  The intersection of King Street, Callahan Drive and Russell Road was identified as a priority location for these improvements.  As part of the City’s Complete Streets Program, the City kicked off this project at a public meeting back in January 15, 2015.

But the project just got funded recently so the construction is underway.  According the the city’s website, the objectives of the project are to create safer, more direct pedestrian crossings, provide dedicated bicycle facilities, and reduce delay for all users of the intersection by changing the lane configuration of northbound Callahan Drive, and maintain signal timing changes.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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