N Stafford St Improvements


North Stafford Street from Lee Highway to 15th Street North, in the Cherrydale neighborhood, Arlington, VA 22207  View Map

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N Stafford St Improvements

Post-Implementation Monitoring

Implementation of the pilot project was completed in 2019. County staff have been monitoring and will continue to monitor the outcomes, with attention to vehicle speeds and safety. County standards and professional best practices will be used in the evaluation of the pilot project.

While post-implementation monitoring typically lasts one year (four full seasons) to adjust for seasonal variation in conditions and traffic patterns, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected travel. Monitoring may last longer than usual as a result.

About the Project

The Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) Program asked residents to tell the County where improvements are needed on our neighborhood streets. The process of collecting data to complete evaluation of all the applications received was delayed, and in the interim, three pilot projects were selected in 2018, with another three selected in 2019.

N Stafford St was selected as one of three pilot projects in 2018, but later was found to be the top scoring project overall, once the full traffic data was available, and evaluation and ranking of all the nominated projects was complete.

Public Process

September 2019 online presentation

A web presentation on the N Stafford Street Improvement pilot project was hosted on Sept. 4, 2019. We started by sharing a brief background of the Neighborhood Complete Streets Program and the N Stafford Street Pilot Project before sharing how community feedback was incorporated into the revised concept plan, followed by a question and answer session with project staff.

The full presentation is available

Stafford Street web article slide

To view specific portions of the presentation, reference these timestamps below:

  • 1:16 -  Neighborhood Complete Streets program background and Complete Streets introduction
  • 8:05 - N Stafford Street Project identification, existing conditions, public process timeline and community feedback
  • 19:42 - Chicane designs as traffic calming and relevant design guidance
  • 22:54 - Design revisions from initial concept
  • 31:20 - Next steps
  • 33:36 - Q&A

Supporting materials for the online presentation:

July 2019 open house

County staff hosted an open house on July 11, 2019, at Washington-Liberty High School to introduce the concept of this pilot project, answer questions and collect feedback.

Review materials presented at the open house:

An online form was also available to comment on the proposed design. The comment form closed on July 29, 2019.


The total project cost was $26,500. The Neighborhood Complete Streets program is funded by the County's Capital Improvement Plan.