Ballston-Cherrydale Multimodal Safety Improvements

Location

North Quincy Street between Fairfax Drive and I-66 overpass, Arlington, VA 22201  View Map

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Status

In Design

Existing painted bike and travel lanes on Quincy Street near WL High School.

As part of 2019 repaving work, the final plan was implemented south of 13th Street North.

The section for the I-66 overpass to 13th Street North will be implemented after completion of Arlington Public Schools’ Education Center Reuse project .

About the Project

As part of routine repaving work within the County, staff are looking at potential restriping options to improve multimodal safety and connectivity along North Quincy Street.

Proposed restriping options will include:

  • Crosswalk improvements to increase the safety of people walking, including addressing identified crash trends at 10th Street North
  • Improved on-street bike facilities to enhance the safety of people biking and driving, north-south connections, regional trail access and access to schools
  • Consolidated bus stops to improve efficiency of transit service and enhance pedestrian safety

This project complements previously completed work to create a safer corridor along N Quincy Street(PNG, 884KB):

  • N Quincy Street between I-66 overpass and Route 29 – Paving and markings completed summer 2017.
  • N Quincy Street between George Mason Drive and Fairfax Drive – Paving and markings completed summer 2018.
  • N Quincy Street between Fairfax Drive and 13th Street North – This section is slated for the 2019 repaving season.
  • N Quincy Street between 13th Street North and the I-66 overpass – This section is slated for completion, after construction for the Arlington Public Schools’ Education Center Resuse project.
  • N Quincy Street between Fairfax Drive to 9th Street North – Improvements to this section are expected to occur in conjunction with Ballston-area redevelopment efforts in the next few years.

This project supports the efforts of Arlington Public Schools’ Education Center Reuse project by offering improved transit, walking and bike access to the school site. In coordination with APS and the Department of Community Planning and Housing Development, the proposed remarking options will help mitigate potential conflicts with future use around the school site.

Public Process

Open House #2

Staff held a second open house on July 9, 2019, at Washington-Liberty High School for community members to review the revised restriping plans, learn how feedback was incorporated, talk with staff and understand next steps.

Review materials presented at the open house:

Open House #1

Staff held an open house at Washington-Liberty High School on June 5, 2019, for community members to review restriping plan options, talk with staff and share feedback.

Review materials presented at the open house:

Review supporting materials for the concept plans:

Drop-In Opportunities for Feedback

Community engagement staff shared the concept plans, took feedback and answered questions on June 8 at the Courthouse Farmers' Market and on June 13 at Central Library.

Online Feedback Form

A first online feedback form was open from June 13 through June 28, 2019. A second online feedback form was open from July 9 through July 17, 2019.