Rail Bridge Replacement Study. On November 2, the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VRPA) held an online meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the railway bridges at King Street and Commonwealth Avenue. A recording and additional information is available at https://vapassengerrailauthority.org/transforming-rail-in-virginia/king-and-commonwealth-railroad-bridges/; public comments are due by December 2. Generally, the VRPA recommends the complete replacement of the bridges, with the design and permitting work to occur in 2022-23 and construction work to occur in 2024-26; the design and permitting phases have funding available, but not the construction phase.

Holiday Decorations. It’s almost time for our third annual honoring of the best decor around Rosemont, but we need volunteers to help scout out nominees and then to select the winners. If you’re interested in helping, please let us know, or just send us suggestions for houses to view (jol@thirdamendment.com).

Metro Closures. A reminder that although the Blue Line is back in service, until spring 2023, there is no Yellow Line service across the bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza, with Blue Line trains serving all stations in Alexandria. For more information about the closures and alternative bus/rail/other services, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/public-transportation/2022-2023-metrorail-impacts.

Keeping Informed. We try to provide regular updates on local news, Rosemont history, and general happenings in the neighborhood and Alexandria via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RosemontCitizensAssociation) and general resources on our web page (http://rosemontcitizensassoc.org). The independent community email list can be accessed at https://groups.io/g/rosemontva.

Membership. Please renew (http://rosemontcitizensassoc.org/join/)!

Jol Silversmith
President, RCA

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