N Sycamore Street Complete Streets Project


In Design

Project Location

North Sycamore Street between Langston Boulevard and 19th Street North in the East Falls Church neighborhood.


The County is developing a final concept plan based on plan guidance, corridor data, coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and community feedback.

About the Project

North Sycamore Street presents intersection crossing challenges for bicyclists and pedestrians. Recommendations along this street were included in the 2011 East Falls Church Area PlanThe 2019 adopted Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan recommends North Sycamore Street as an enhanced bicycle facility between Williamsburg Boulevard and the East Falls Church line. In the same year, the County received another TLC grant to study a major gap in the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail-rail in East Falls Church. Read the final report. This project may include interim solutions, where feasible, to improve the crossing at 19th Street North. In the FY22 adopted CIP, funding sources were identified to improve bicycle and pedestrian access. More information: East Falls Church Planning at a Glance

This project will be coordinating with:

Public Process

Winter 2021 - Existing Conditions Feedback

Community members were asked to share their experiences of the current street via an online interactive map. This feedback, along with other data and planning guidance, will help staff formulate a concept design.

Fall 2022 - Project Concept

Community members were invited to learn more about the project, review the concept design, see how community feedback informed the design, and share their feedback.

Meeting materials

Feedback summary

Input shared on the concept design will help the project team evaluate and refine a final concept.

Fall 2023 - Willingness for Public Comments Proposed for Limited Access Control Changes

The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services accepted comments regarding the proposed limited access control changes for the N. Sycamore Street Complete Streets Project from October 6 to October 22, 2023. The project proposes to change the alignment of the trail spur at the southeast corner of the intersection of N. Sycamore Street and 19th Street. As a result, this project will involve changes in limited access control.


  • Project visual showing the proposed trail spur alignment and the change in limited access control

Winter 2023/4 - Final Concept & Implementation

During this phase of engagement, community members will be able to:

  • Learn what was heard in the second meeting
  • View the final design online
  • Learn more about the anticipated construction timeline and project impacts

The project is funded with VDOT revenue sharing and local funds.