Neighborhood Complete Streets - 14th Road North

Status

In Design

Location

14th Street North, between North Ohio Street and North McKinley Road, in the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls neighborhood.

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This location was nominated for Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) funding consideration. It ranked highly on the scored list of nominated streets, with points awarded due to lack of sidewalk and proximity to schools, transit and bike facilities. The Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission (NCSC) affirmed pursuance of a concept design and public engagement at its Feb. 27, 2023 meeting and voted unanimously to recommend the project for approval at its June 26, 2023 Funding Hearing. The Arlington County Board approved the project at its July 2023 meeting.

About Project

Project Goal

  • Provide an accessible sidewalk for people walking traveling on 14th Street North between North McKinley Road and recent improvements at the intersection with North Ohio Street

Existing conditions include utility poles and streetlights on both sides of the street, as well as changes in topography on the north side of the street. There is currently on-street parking on both sides of the street.

Concept Design

The proposed improvements are on the north side of the street, located in the County owned right-of-way, and will include sidewalk, curb and gutter, accessible curb ramps, and any other relevant signage and pavement markings. 

The project is currently in “preliminary concept design” phase and has not undergone any detailed survey or design work. As the County undertakes work to scope and design a preliminary concept, changes to the design may be proposed or required to meet the requirements of the Master Transportation Plan and any applicable design standards and best practices.

Project Guidance

Master Transportation Plan

  • Streets Element: The Complete Street policy informs the scope of this project to improve safety for all road users

Neighborhood Complete Streets Program

  • The project location was identified through the Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) program process
    • It began with an application received from the Arlington community, which scored highly on an objective criteria matrix and was recommended by the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission (NCSC)
    • Learn more about the Neighborhood Complete Streets process

Public Process

Public engagement on this project began in May 2023 and will continue throughout the project cycle. Efforts have included: 

Funding

The preliminary cost estimate for this project is $587,000, though this may be revised through the design process and as more detailed information becomes available. The Neighborhood Complete Streets program is funded through the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).