15th Street S Pedestrian Improvements


15th Street South from South Eads Street to Richmond Highway,  22202  View Map

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Arlington County contractors will begin construction on the week of June 7, 2022. Work is expected to be substantially completed by late August 2022.

Project Update - September 2022

The project team has completed sidewalk and streetscape work the north side of 15th Street at Richmond Highway. The team will be performing signals and electrical work in fall of 2022. 

About the Project

15th Street South was identified for improvements in the Crystal City Sector Plan as a way to improve pedestrian access between the Crystal City Metrorail Station and destinations west of Richmond Highway.

The existing sidewalk is narrow and the pavement condition is poor. 15th Street at the Richmond Highway southbound off-ramp is a challenging intersection for pedestrians, with long crossings, heavy turning traffic, and limited visibility.

This project will improve the pedestrian streetscape to provide a safer and more comfortable route to and from the Crystal City Metrorail Station. Potential improvements include upgrading sidewalk and pedestrian ramps, realigning and shortening crosswalks, and landscaping improvements.

The County is also working on improvements to 15th Street South east of Richmond Highway as part of the 15th Street South/South Clark-Bell Street Realignment project.