12th Street South Complete Street Project


Crystal City, on 12th Street South between Clark and Eads Streets, Arlington, VA 22202  View Map

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In Design

Anticipated project schedule:

  • Fall 2021: Board approval of construction contract
  • Spring 2022: Start of construction (simultaneous with Transitway Extension Segment 1)
  • Winter 2022: Completion of construction 

About the Project

The 12th Street South Complete Street Project will create the street cross-section on 12th Street called for in the Crystal City Sector Plan. The design includes the standard Sector Plan streetscape with landscaping, sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and streetlights. Pedestrian improvements will include new north/south crosswalks at Army Navy Drive.

This project will help expand the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway to Pentagon City by creating center-running transit-only lanes on this section of 12th Street. No new Transitway stations are included in this block of the extension, which will be located west of South Eads Street.

The project is also incorporating a two-way cycle facility under the Route 1 bridge. This will link a future two-way Cycletrack planned for Army Navy Drive to a planned two-way bike lane along South Bell Street heading toward the Crystal City Metro Station. This cycle facility will provide a bike link to Long Bridge Drive.

Public Process

In spring 2021, a video presentation provided updates on the 12th Street Complete Street Project and Transitway Extension to Pentagon City Project.

A presentation of the 30% design plans was held on April 5, 2017, in Crystal City.


This project was made possible by a $2.1 million grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. NVTA is responsible for long-range planning, prioritization and funding of regional transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

The total project cost is estimated at $2.35 million. Funding comes from the NVTA and an Arlington fund dedicated to infrastructure investment in Crystal City.