15th Street S Pedestrian Improvements


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

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Work was substantially completed in Fall 2022.

Project Update - Fall 2022: The project is substantially complete

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

This project improved the pedestrian streetscape to provide a safer and more comfortable route to and from the Crystal City Metrorail Station. 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.