Quick-Build Safety Projects Archive

Quick-Build safety projects completed after 2023 are found on the main Quick-Build Safety Projects webpage

Projects Completed in 2023

S Troy St & 27th St S

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  • Project Description: Improvements at this intersection included an accessible curb ramp with a new crosswalk across S Troy St. This project provided a crosswalk to Gunston Middle School. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through a community report.  
  • Completed: December 2023

Wilson Blvd & N Quinn St

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  • Project Description: This project installed a concrete valley gutter to improve stormwater drainage and provide new concrete islands to protect bike and pedestrians crossing at the northwest corner of the intersection where there is a protected bike lane connection.
  • Safety Need: Identified through a project to resolve a drainage issue at the northeast corner of the intersection.
  • Completed: December 2023

N George Mason Dr & N Park Dr

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  • Project Description: This project will temporarily close the left turn and through movements from N Park Dr at N George Mason Dr using signage, flexible posts/bollards, and wheel stops. Left turns will continue to be permitted from N George Mason Dr to access northbound or southbound N Park Dr. See here for a letter to the community with alternative routing information. This project was coordinated across Arlington’s Division of Transportation, Fire Department, Public Schools, and Department of Parks and Recreation given the intersection is in a school zone next to a community center. View the project plan.
  • Safety Need: Identified through annual crash analysis, specifically angle crashes resulting from drivers on N Park Dr turning left or going through the stop-controlled approaches to the intersection.
  • Completed: December 2023
  • Additional Notes: A safety-driven capital project to build a traffic signal at this intersection is currently in progress to reduce angle crashes and enhance safety at this intersection. The project is on target for completion in late 2024. This quick-build project provides an interim safety solution while the capital project is being designed and constructed. The interim conditions will be removed in conjunction with the capital safety project.

Wilson Blvd & N Fillmore St (Tactical Improvements)

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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection include tactical, marked curb extensions at the SE, SW, and NW corners with bollards to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow vehicle turning speeds. View the plan.(PDF, 553KB)
  • Safety Need: Identified through crash hot spot analysis.
  • Completed: November 2023

Wilson Blvd & N Rhodes St (Tactical Improvements) 

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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection include tactical, marked curb extensions with bollards to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow vehicle turning speeds. View the plan.(JPG, 66KB)
  • Safety Need: Identified through crash hot spot analysis.
  • Completed: November 2023
  • Additional Notes: There was a previous quick-build project to build a floating bus island at this location; however, due to the scale and complexity of the project, it was transitioned from a quick-build to a capital project that included additional intersection enhancements. Stay tuned for a link to the upcoming capital project page to learn more. The tactical short term improvements coming in 2023 will help to enhance safety at the intersection prior to the capital project. 

Fairfax Dr & Monroe St 

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  • Project Description:  The project will deliver curb extensions on the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection of Fairfax Dr & N Monroe St in conjunction with traffic signal improvements. The goal of this project is to reduce crossing distances and improve ADA curb ramps.
  • Safety Need: Identified through crash hot spot analysis.
  • Completed: November 2023

Washington Boulevard & N Lincoln St

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  • Project Description: This project provided a wider sidewalk to relocate the existing bus stop shelter to a more accessible location. This project also installed a concrete valley gutter to improve roadway drainage along with upgrading existing curb ramps to meet ADA standards.
  • Safety Need:  Identified through Transit facility improvements.
  • Completed: October 2023

Nelly Custis Dr & N Quincy St

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  • Project Description: This project built out a marked curb extension at the SE corner of the intersection, delivering ADA-complaint curb ramps and shortening pedestrian crossing distance over Nelly Custis Dr.
  • Safety Need: Identified through a community report. 
  • Completed: October 2023

N Fairfax Dr & N Jefferson St 

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  • Project Description: Improvements included new curb ramps, enhanced crossing signage, a curb extension on the northeast side, and an enhanced trail connection/crossing. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through systemic analysis of trailhead crossings. 
  • Completed: October 2023

Little Falls Rd & Washington Blvd (Tactical Improvements) 

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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection include high visibility crosswalk markings, tactical, marked curb extensions with bollards to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow vehicle turning speeds. View the plan: Little-Falls-Rd-and-Washington-Blvd.jpg(JPG, 75KB)
  • Safety Need: Identified through County staff.
  • Completed: September 2023

2nd St S & S Garfield St 

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  • Project Description: This project included curb ramp improvements to provide new crosswalks, enhanced signage, and additional markings.  
  • Safety Need: Identified through critical crash response in 2021/22. 
  • Completed: September 2023

S Manchester St near 2nd St S

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  • Project Description: Flashing beacons to improve pedestrian visibility at this mid-block crossing that is on a critical path to Kenmore Middle and Carlin Springs Elementary Schools. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through coordination with Arlington Public Schools in 2022. 
  • Completed: September 2023

N Ohio St & 18th St N (Build Out of Existing Tactical Improvements)

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  • Project Description: This project builds out the marked curb extensions at the recently installed midblock crossing over North Ohio Street between the existing crossings at Washington Boulevard and at 14th Street North. This crosswalk provides access to Cardinal Elementary School and Swanson Middle School, both areas of high pedestrian activity. 
  • Safety Need: This project was identified by Arlington Public Schools.
  • Completed: September 2023 

Wilson Blvd Mid-block Crossing in Rosslyn 

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  • Project Description: The project creates a new pedestrian crossing by adding curb extensions, installing a Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon (RRFB), and installing roadway markings and signage. The curb extension reduces the distance for people walking, encourages safer vehicle speeds, and increases user visibility for people walking, biking and driving. The project retained the existing bike rack and number of travel lanes.
  • Safety Need: This project was identified through safety concerns raised by County staff after the completion of construction in West Rosslyn.
  • Completed: August 2023

Memorial Dr & Army Navy Dr (Tactical Improvements) 

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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection include tactical, marked curb extensions with bollards to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow vehicle turning speeds. View the plan: Memorial-Dr-and-Army-Navy-Dr-plan.png(PNG, 60KB)
  • Safety Need: Identified through a community report.
  • Completed: July 2023

N Ohio St & 30th St N (Tactical Improvements) 

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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection include tactical, marked curb extensions with bollards to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow vehicle turning speeds, as well as enhanced pedestrian/school signage. View the plan.
  • Safety Need: Identified through school zone retrofit project. 
  • Completed: June 2023

Williamsburg Blvd from N Potomac St to John Marshall Dr (Tactical Improvements)

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  • Project Description: Improvements along this section of Williamsburg Blvd included marked curb extensions to slow down turning vehicles and shorten crossing distances, high visibility pedestrian crosswalks, and tactical median enhancements. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through systemic safety analysis. 
  • Completed: Spring 2023

26th St S & S Ives St 

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  • Project Description: Improvements include providing new curb and gutter, creating vertical separation from the existing sidewalk and travel lane, as well an ADA compliant curb ramp.  
  • Safety Need: Identified through a storm water management improvement project. 
  • Completed: January 2023

7th Rd S between S Carlin Springs Rd and S Jefferson St 

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  • Project Description: Flashing beacons to improve pedestrian visibility at this mid-block crossing that is on a critical path to Kenmore Middle, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Campbell Elementary Schools. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through coordination with Arlington Public Schools in 2022. 
  • Completed: January 2023

N Rolfe St & 14th St N

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  • Project Description: The project will improve the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection of N Rolfe St & 14th St N by implementing curb extensions and updating roadway markings and signage.  These changes will reduce crossing distances for people walking, encourage safer vehicle speeds, and increase user visibility for people walking, biking, and driving. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through coordination with APS
  • Completed: January 2023
Washington Blvd & 19th Rd N  
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  • Project Description: Improvements at the intersection of Washington Blvd & 19th Rd N to formalize curb lines along 19th Rd N and enhance drainage, as well as building a permanent curb extension and ADA-compliant ramp across 19th St N to reduce pedestrian crossing distances and slow turning vehicles. Click here to see the plan.  
  • Safety Need: This project was identified as part of a stormwater project. Staff tied the stormwater work  with community-reported concerns along 19th St N. While the addition of sidewalks would have been ideal for safety benefits, staff were not able to include sidewalks within the scope or budget of this short-term, quick-build project. However, the curb extensions significantly improve the crossing and were within scope, so we took advantage of the opportunity. 
  • Completed: January 2023

Projects Completed in 2022

Little Falls Rd between John Marshall Dr & N Kensington St
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  • Project Description: Improvements at John Marshall Dr include addition of a high visibility crosswalk on the south crosswalk, tactical curb extensions to sharpen/slow down turning vehicle turns and reduce crossing distances, and additional signage. Improvements at N Lexington St include bus stop/sharrow markings, high visibility crosswalks, and a tactical curb extension to sharpen/slow down turning vehicle turns and reduce crossing distances. Improvements at N Kensington St (north side) include high visibility crosswalks, tactical curb extensions to sharpen/slow down turning vehicle turns and reduce crossing distances, and enhanced signage at the crossing over Little Falls Rd, as well as changing the yield to a stop sign (south side). Click here to see the presentation to the community in November 2022.
  • Safety Need: Identified through critical crash response in 2022. 
  • Completed: December 2022

Fairfax Dr & N Taylor St

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  • Project Description: This project will add curb extensions, ADA-complaint curb ramps, and shorten pedestrian crossing distance over N Fairfax Dr. Click here to see the plan.
  • Safety Need: Identified through a safety audit conducted on the Fairfax Dr corridor in 2019.  
  • Completed: December 2022

Clarendon Blvd & N Quinn St

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  • Project Description: This project will straighten the curb line along Clarendon Blvd at the intersection of N Quinn St, which will improve safety along the protected bike lane on Clarendon approaching the intersection. This project will also add a concrete pedestrian refuge to provide additional crossing protection for pedestrians at the intersection. See the draft plan here
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2020 Hot Spot Program.
  • Completed: December 2022  

Yorktown Blvd & N Edison St  

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  • Project Description: Built curb extensions to be added on the southern corners of the intersection, which will visually and physically narrow the roadway, reduce crossing distance for pedestrians/bikes, and reduce turning vehicle speeds. The project includes marking stop bars and high visibility crosswalks on the north and south legs of N Edison St. 
  • Safety Need: Yorktown High School is located one block west on Yorktown Blvd. This intersection is on a major walking path to the high school. The project was identified through nearby routine bus stop accessibility improvements.  
  • Completed: Fall 2022

Williamsburg Blvd & N George Mason Dr 

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  • Project Description: Curb extensions to be constructed on the northeast and northwest portions of the intersection, which will realign the curbs along George Mason Dr, reduce crossing distance for pedestrians/bikes, enhance driver sight lines at the stop sign, and reduce turning vehicle speeds; Extension of the median will provide additional pedestrian refuge area; Improvement of the bus stop on the northeast corner of the intersection to comply with most recent ADA standards.
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2018 Annual Hot Spot Analysis as a location that sees a significant number of angle crashes.
  • Completed: Summer 2022
  • Additional Notes: The intersection did not meet the warrants for a traffic signal and an all way stop. 

26th St N & N Harrison St  

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  • Project Description: Curb extensions to be constructed on the northeast, southwest, and southeast portions of the intersection to reduce pedestrian crossing distances and improve driver sight lines. The slip lane island and crossings are to be updated in the northwest portion.  
  • Safety Need: Identified through the annual hot spot analysis in 2017. 
  • Completed: Spring 2022
  • Additional Notes: Improvements in 2018 included (1) new pavement markings and bollards to reduce turning speeds and provide additional pedestrian refuge and (2) an in-street pedestrian sign to bring extra visibility for pedestrians crossing. These improvements helped to reduce crashes, so the next step is to build out the curbs with concrete to enhance safety and reduce the need for ongoing maintenance. Note that, although the County prefers to remove slip lanes whenever possible, the angle of the turn is too acute to allow for a right turn from southbound Harrison St on to westbound 25th St N. In addition, the removal of the slip lane would lengthen and remove the existing refuge for the pedestrian crossing. Therefore, the slip lane will remain but include improvements to increase pedestrian visibility. 

Yorktown Blvd & George Mason Dr (West Side)

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  • Project Description: Intersection improvement to build out tactical markings deployed in 2017. Improvements include ADA compliant ramps, curb extensions to shorten the crossing distances, and bus stop enhancements.   
  • Safety Need: Identified through the Bus Stop Accessibility Improvements program and revisiting a safety issue identified in 2016.  
  • Completed: Summer 2022
  • Additional Notes: Improvements at other corners of the intersection may be part of future projects.

S Walter Reed Dr & 12th St S

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  • Project Description: Rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) will be installed on the northside crosswalk over S Walter Reed Dr at the intersection of 12th St S. The RRFBs will increase pedestrian and bike visibility and reduce multiple threat crashes (in other words, it helps to minimize crashes that occur when a vehicle that has stopped to let a pedestrian or bike cross blocks the view of the crosswalk from another on-coming vehicle).
  • Safety Need: Identified through a 2021 initial safety audit of the S Walter Reed Dr High-Injury Network corridor. Staff collected pedestrian and bike counts at various intersections along this stretch of S. Walter Reed Drive and identified the crosswalks with the highest volumes for RRFBs.
  • Completed: Winter 2021/2022

S Walter Reed Dr & 14th St S

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  • Project Description: Rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) will be installed at the crosswalk over S Walter Reed Dr at the intersection of 14th St S. The RRFBs will increase pedestrian and bike visibility and reduce multiple threat crashes (in other words, it helps to minimize crashes that occur when a vehicle that has stopped to let a pedestrian or bike cross blocks the view of the crosswalk from another on-coming vehicle).
  • Safety Need: Identified through a 2021 initial safety audit of the S Walter Reed Dr High-Injury Network corridor. This crosswalk also provides direct access to the Walter Reed Community Center and public facilities. Staff collected pedestrian and bike counts at various intersections along this stretch of S. Walter Reed Drive and identified the crosswalks with the highest volumes for RRFBs.
  • Completed: Winter 2021/2022

N Quincy St & 9th St N 

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  • Project Description: A built extension to the northeast curb to permanently reduce the crosswalk distance over N Quincy St and minimize the vehicle turning radius. The project includes new ADA-compliant curb ramps on the northeast corner.
  • Safety Need: This project was identified through community-reported concerns.
  • Completed: Winter 2021/2022 

North Ohio Street Bridge over I-66

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  • Project Description: New buffered bike lane pavement markings across the N Ohio St bridge over I-66 (between 14th St N and 12th Rd N) to create a continuous bike lane along N Ohio St.
  • Safety Need: This project was identified through community-reported concerns and selected for a project due to its close proximity to Cardinal and Arlington Traditional Elementary Schools.
  • Completed: January 2022

Projects Completed in 2021

Tuckahoe Park Crossing at N Sycamore Street

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  • Project Description: Added a new crosswalk with ADA-compliant receiving curb ramps to create a mid-block crossing over Sycamore Street between the long block from Langston Blvd (formerly Lee Hwy) and 26th St N. The new crosswalk provides access to Tuckahoe Park and Tuckahoe Elementary School, both areas of high pedestrian activity.
  • Safety Need: This project was identified through community-reported concerns and selected for a project due to its close proximity to Tuckahoe Elementary School. 
  • Completed: December 2021

36th St S & S Abingdon St 

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  • Project Description: This project added an extension to the north curb to build out the existing pavement markings to permanently reduce the crosswalk distance and minimize the vehicle turning radius. The project included a centerline buffer to reduce the vehicle lane widths, a new ADA-compliant curb ramp at the southern curb, and bike lane skips across the intersection to enhance bicycle visibility. 
  • Safety Need: This project was identified through community-reported concerns and coordinated with the Fairlington Civic Association using funds available through local developer contributions.  
  • Completed: December 2021

Wilson Blvd & N Fillmore Street + Wilson Blvd & N Barton Street

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  • Project Description: Added bike lane skips across both intersections to ensure awareness of bike lane continuity and added a two-stage bike turn box to the northwest corner of each intersection to create a designated path and space for people on bikes making left turns.
  • Safety Need: Identified through evaluation of bike boxes on nearby HIN corridors.
  • Completed: November 2021

20th Rd N & N Randolph St

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  • Project Description: This project improved accessibility by moving the crosswalk a few feet north to a location without any obstructions, installing a new curb ramp, and marking two new high visibility crosswalks. In addition, a school crossing sign was installed to increase visibility of pedestrians, especially children, crossing at this location.
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2020 Repaving program; existing crosswalk lead into a utility pole. 
  • Completed: September 2021 

N Ohio St & 18th St N (Tactical Improvements) 

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  • Project Description: County staff installed a midblock crossing over N Ohio St and extended the median into the crosswalk with markings. Additionally, staff added marked curb extensions to ensure visibility of pedestrians and bicyclists waiting to use the crosswalk and marked the existing bike lanes across the intersection to ensure awareness and continuity of the bike lane across the intersection. The new crosswalk will provide better access to Cardinal Elementary School, Swanson Middle School, and the Westover Shopping Center all areas of high pedestrian and bike activity.
  • Safety Need: This project was identified by the Arlington Public Schools new school working group because it is a walking route to the new Cardinal Elementary School.  
  • Completed: September 2021 

S Courthouse Rd & Walter Reed Dr 

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  • Project Description: Improved the curb ramps and clarified the crossings with markings and stop and yield signs for the intersection approaches.  
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2017 hot spot program and reports from the community. 
  • Completed: July 2021 

Shirlington Rd & Four Mile Run Dr 

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  • Project Description: Added a marking/bollard curb extension to be added on the northwest corner of the intersection; added a southbound no right turn on red restriction and a leading pedestrian interval phase.  
  • Safety Need: Four Mile Run Dr was identified on the 2019 High Injury Network, and this intersection was identified as a high volume trail crossing.  
  • Completed: July 2021 
  • Additional Notes: More improvements will be made to Four Mile Run Dr and Shirlington Rd in conjunction with the Jennie Dean Park improvement project, estimated for Fall 2021 completion.  

Fairfax Drive & 14th Street North 

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  • Project Description: Added sidewalk, widened pavement markings, upgraded curb ramps, repaired curb and gutter, and added a stop sign. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2017 hot spot program 
  • Completed: May 2021 

North Quincy Street & 5th Road North 

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  • Project Description: Added missing link in protected bike lane added and realigned curb along the park. 
  • Safety Need: Missing link in protected bike network.  
  • Completed: May 2021

Projects Completed in 2020

North Meade Street and Arlington Boulevard 

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  • Project Description: Removed southbound turn lane and added a protected bike lane. 
  • Safety Need: Identified through the 2017 hot spot program 
  • Completed: October 2020  

Williamsburg Boulevard and 34th Road North / 34th Street North 

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  • Project Description: Installed speed feedback indicator signs, added new pavement markings and signage. 
  • Safety Need: Pedestrian safety issues and speeding on Williamsburg Blvd reported by community and confirmed via speed data collection.  
  • Completed: September 2020