15th Street S Pedestrian Improvements

Location

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

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Status

Construction

Arlington County contractors will begin construction on the week of May 24, 2022. Work is expected to last until July 2022.

Traffic Impacts During Construction

  • The north sidewalk between South Eads Street and the Richmond Highway/Route overpass will be closed
  • Signs will be posted to direct pedestrian traffic to the south sidewalk at South Eads Street and at South Clark Street
  • The crosswalk between the east end of the block and the 15th Street South median will be closed; one lane will be open at a time during work hours

Work hours will be Monday to Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.. 

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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.