Rail Bridge Replacement Study. The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) is conducting a study on alternatives for rehabilitation or replacement of the rail bridges over King Street and Commonwealth Avenue to improve safety and reduce maintenance. VPRA will be conducting a virtual meeting on November 2 from 6-7pm. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3ce7mfjs to register for the event.

Braddock/Mount Vernon Intersection. The light at this intersection has been retimed, to provide for a protected left turn cycle from northbound Mount Vernon Avenue.  The new RCA “PELT” (Planning, Environment, Land-Use, and Transportation) committee is currently looking at other infrastructure issues and we plan to hold a general meeting in the New Year to report on its work.

Remember to Vote. On November 8, There will be an election in Alexandria for the U.S House of Representatives; The choices are Democrat Donald Beyer, Republican Karina Lipsman, and Independent Teddy Fikre. For information about absentee and early voting, please visit https://www.alexandriava.gov/Elections.

Metro Closures. 
There is no service south of National Airport through November 5, to allow track construction for the new Potomac Yard station (scheduled to open in 2023); additionally, until spring 2023, there is no Yellow Line service across the bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza. 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

© 2023 Rosemont Citizens Association.


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