Big project to begin on Geneva Road
It's been in the works for about 10 years, but now it looks like it's finally going to happen.
A one-mile stretch of Geneva Road is set to receive a major upgrade beginning this fall that will include repaving, widening the street and adding two bicycle lanes.
The Alexandria City Council awarded a $646,312 bid from Central Specialties in Alexandria to do the project.
The project will be funded entirely through state and federal grants at no cost to the city.
Geneva Road will be completely rebuilt from McKay Avenue to Birch Avenue. The road will be widened six feet to accommodate the bike lanes, which will link to other bicycle routes in the area, including the one on Birch Avenue.
A preconstruction meeting is set for next Wednesday. The project will begin soon after that.
The road will be closed during construction this fall, until about mid-November, according to City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven.
The road will be opened again to traffic until the project resumes next spring. The work is expected to be completed in June 2011.