The City of Alexandria reopened Monroe Avenue on Monday, after being closed to build the Monroe Avenue Bridge in the final component of the Monroe Avenue Bridge replacement project.
The newly extended Monroe Avenue connects to the newly constructed network of streets in the Potomac Yard development.
The Alexandria City Council approved the straightening of the Monroe Avenue Bridge as an element of the Potomac Yard development plan. The straightened bridge provides four lanes of traffic and two dedicated turning lanes. In addition, a pedestrian/bicycle sidewalk is located on the east and west sides of the bridge.
The Monroe Avenue project is an investment in the City of Alexandrias basic infrastructure and roadways, said Mayor Bill Euille. This ensures safer travel for both residents and visitors of Alexandria, and ultimately strengthens our community for the future.
A formal dedication ceremony for the Monroe Avenue Bridge replacement project will be held at a future date.