The design and construction of the short and mid-term infrastructure improvements associated with the Mark Center Complex is located in Alexandria, VA at the intersections of Mark Center Ave. with Seminary Rd. and North Beauregard St.; adjacent to the Seminary Rd. Interchange with I-395. The Mark Center project is the BRAC identified location for the Washington Headquarters Service relocation, as well as a number of other DOD agencies, and is currently considered to be part of Fort Belvoir. The project is expected to bring approximately 6,400 new jobs to Alexandria with full completion and deployment of personnel. This tremendous growth in the area results in the need to implement short and mid-term improvements to address the complex transportation issues experienced by the increase in traffic volumes.
The Mark Center project has an extremely aggressive schedule of 454 calendar days. The D-B Team will complete the following work, as directed by the EFLHD:
Construction July 2012 / Opens September 2012
Seminary Rd. and I-395S Off Ramp - Widen the Seminary Rd. Westbound approach and gore area from the rotary to the Mark Center Ave. intersection from one to two lanes. Restripe the Westbound Seminary Rd. flyover to allow one through lane on Seminary Rd. and one left turn lane into Mark Center.
Seminary Rd./Mark Center Ave. Intersection - Widen the Eastbound Seminary Rd. approach to Mark Center Ave. to allow three through lanes. Widen the Northbound Mark Center Ave. approach to four lanes to allow three right turn lanes and one through/left lane.
- I-395S On-Ramp - Widen Eastbound Seminary Rd. and the Southbound I-395S on ramp from Mark Center Ave. to the ramp meter signal to provide a continuous two lane ramp from Seminary Rd. to the ramp meter. Restripe the Southbound ramp connection from the rotary to provide a merge into the two lane ramp from Eastbound Seminary Rd.
Construction March 2013 / Opens July 2013
- Seminary Rd. Turn Lane - Widen Seminary Road to provide a dedicated right turn lane from Westbound Seminary Rd. to Southern Towers.
Seminary Rd./North Beauregard St. Intersection - Widen Westbound Seminary Rd. to provide a deceleration lane and widen Northbound Beauregard St. to provide an acceleration lane for the Westbound to Northbound right turn lane.
North Beauregard St. Turn Lane - Widen Northbound Beauregard Street between Mark Center Dr. and Seminary Rd. to provide a dedicated right turn lane at the Northbound approach to Seminary Road after the direct connect ramp from Northbound Beauregard St. to Eastbound Seminary Rd.