South 31st Street


South 31st Street, Arlington, VA 22206  View Map

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South 31st Street, South Randolph Street to South Woodrow Street (Fairlington neighborhood)



November 20, 2018 Update:

100% design drawings in progress. Expected completion date of end of calendar year 2018.

February, 2019 Update:

  • 100% design drawings complete.
  • Final design meeting held on December 3rd, 2018.
  • Construction anticipated to commence summer/fall 2019, pending contractor availability.

July, 2019 Update:

Contractor has been selected but start date TBD based on completion of 395 Sound wall construction, contractor availability, and sequencing/completion of other construction projects currently underway.

April 2020 Update:

Construction for this project is scheduled to begin on or after May 11, 2020, weather permitting.

For any questions or concerns regarding construction, please reach out to:

Nabil (Bill) Bassatne, Construction Manager, at: (703) 228-3754 (office), (571) 351-8167 (cell), or by email at

May 2020 Update:

Due to recent weather delays, the contractors will need to work along 31st St S on Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be a lane closure from S Randolph St to the bus shelter across from the Shirlington House Apartments–this will allow for the contractors to continue the formwork and preparation of the sidewalk, curb, and gutter. Please note, no concrete work will be done at this time and flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

County construction manager, Nabil Bassatne, will be onsite and will be able to address any issues or concerns.

Nabil (Bill) Bassatne, County Construction Manager (571) 351-8167 (cell) or

August 2020 update:

All major construction (sidewalk, curb, and gutter, asphalt, and landscaping) was completed in August 2020. At this time, we are pursuing the lighting component with Dominion Energy. Installation of the lighting component is TBD and ultimately determined by Dominion Energy’s schedule.

About the Project

This is a neighborhood street improvement project to install sidewalk on the west side of 31st St S. from the bus shelter across from the Shirlington House Apartments to the Shirlington bus transfer station at S. Randolph Street. Replace cobra streetlights with LED streetlights along 31st St S, between S. Woodrow Street and S. Randolph Street.

Please note, the county has been working on a Streetlight Management Plan (SMP) that will determine what type of lighting will be used in the future. The current lighting technology will not be supported by the county moving forward. At this time, the lights that were intended to be part of the 31st Street project will not be included. There may be an opportunity to do lighting in the future but that will be determined by the outcome of the SMP.

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