North Ohio Street Safety Project
North Ohio Street at the intersections of 12th Road North and 14th Street North
14th Street North intersection: Construction was completed on this portion of the project in Summer 2021.
12th Road North intersection: The project is approaching 60% design, with a public design communication anticipated in the first half of 2023.
About the Project
This project will build upon recent improvements along North McKinley Road/North Ohio Street to provide safer connections between the W&OD Trail and McKinley Elementary School for people walking, biking, driving and riding transit.
Features of the project include shorter pedestrian crossings, ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, improved trail access, and clearer intersection operation for all road users.
In early 2022 the scope of the project was expanded to include improvements to the intersection of 12th Rd N. and 11th Rd N.
Outreach is ongoing and will include project information and feedback boards posted on site, design presentations to local stakeholders, and regular project status updates online.
In early 2022, the project team finalized a revised concept design for the intersection of N. Ohio Street and 12th Street N. that addresses the feedback we received from public engagement in 2021, as well as other input from key stakeholders, utilities and field work observations.
Because the revised concept makes substantial changes to the initial concept design, the project team hosted a virtual public information meeting on the new plans on March 22, 2022, from 7-8pm.
In Spring 2021, the project team held a virtual public meeting and hosted an online engagement form to provide information about the project background and goals, existing conditions, provide feedback on concept design and answer questions about your experience using the intersection of North Ohio Street and 12th Road North.
An adjacent project that came out of this engagement was a Vision Zero Quick Build Safety Project on the N. Ohio Street Bridge. Learn more about that effort on the project sheet from the Vision Zero program.
The total project cost is estimated at $1.3 million, based on the revised preliminary designs.
The project is funded through the County’s Capital Improvement Plan and made possible by funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. NVTA is responsible for long-range planning, prioritization and funding of regional transportation projects in Northern Virginia.