Mill Road Gets Straightened Out

Mill Road Gets Straightened Out

August 15, 2002

The city of Alexandria is spending just over $4 million to straighten Mill Road.

The construction is occurring just off Telegraph Road behind the Hoffmann buildings. Mill Road curves sharply to the south, just west of Stovall Street and then curves back to the north for no apparent reason. The city is removing the that curve from the road to make the flow of traffic smoother.

“With all of the development that is happening in the Eisenhower Valley, we want to do what we can to improve the infrastructure of the city and that includes roads,” said Richard Baier, the city’s director of Transportation and Environmental Services. “This should help the flow of traffic considerably.”

Mayor Kerry J. Donley agreed. “Twenty years ago when I worked in the valley, the curve in Mill Road was a problem,” he said. “It needed to be straightened then and I am very glad that it is being straightened now.”

The project should be finished by November.