The Meade Street Bridge Alternatives study was an engineering design exercise to develop enhancements that focused on pedestrian safety for the bridge, its approaches, and adjacent intersections. Goals of the study were to manage existing and future vehicular volumes, while improving pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety throughout the area. The final product of the study is the preferred concept plan (PDF) which was presented to the community in early 2012.
Reviews/Approval by Multiple Jurisdictions:
A study by the County’s Transportation Division began in January 2011 to assess a host of safety, accessibility and functionality improvements for the Meade Street Bridge, located in the Rosslyn section of Arlington County. Three different concept alternatives were designed as part of the study before one final "preferred concept plan" was developed in early 2012.
Design concepts focused on improving:
It is anticipated that a redesigned bridge and approaches will improve safety on the bridge, and enhance the overall pedestrian experience between Rosslyn and the Iwo Jima Memorial.
Third and Final Public Meeting - June 23, 2011:
The third and final public meeting of the Meade Street Bridge Alternative Study was held on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting was to view and comment on the proposed plan for safety and pedestrian access improvements to the Meade Street Bridge and surrounding area. The final plan will serve as the foundation for a proposal to seek funding to further design and build improvements.
A second public meeting was held on Tuesday, March 22nd in the evening. The purpose of this meeting was to review the design alternatives developed by the County's consultants and solicit feedback from the community. From this feedback the design consultants are currently developing a final design plan.
The first public meeting about the study was held on January 10th to introduce the design study to the community and solicit input regarding problem areas and ideas for design alternatives.
For more information on this study, contact David J. Goodman RA/AICP, Arlington County Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Manager, at 703.228.3709 or via email.