Crystal City-Pentagon City-Potomac Yard Transportation Update

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Crystal City-Pentagon City-Potomac Yard

SEPT. 26, 2018

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Join us tomorrow for a public meeting on MWAA's South Eads Street dispatch lot



In April 2018 the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) began operating a dispatch lot for Uber/Lyft vehicles on South Eads Street, near Fort Scott Drive. MWAA relocated the lot to the Eads Street site to make room for their Project Journey construction project, but the move has resulted in increased traffic congestion in this area.


Join County officials tomorrow night as they discuss proposals for mitigating the traffic situation and shifting some of the lot's access from South Eads Street to Route 1. MWAA and Virginia Department of Transportation officials have also been invited to attend.


The meeting will start with a presentation followed by a questions & answers session.


Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Aurora Hills Community Center, 735 18th St. S, Arlington, VA
Multipurpose room



Construction contract approved for final phase of Crystal Drive two-way conversion


This month the County Board approved the construction contract for the Crystal Drive two-way conversion's final phase, which will convert Crystal Drive between 26th and 27th Streets South to two-way operation. Construction is expected to begin in late 2018 and last approximately nine months.


The project is designed to improve traffic circulation patterns in Crystal City. In addition to the two-way conversion, improvements will include a loading area near the Hyatt Regency hotel, a new right-turn pocket for northbound Crystal Drive onto 26th Street, a bike lane on southbound Crystal Drive and sharrows on northbound Crystal Drive. There will be one vehicle traffic lane in each direction on this section of Crystal Drive. 27th Street South will also be converted to two-way traffic from Crystal Drive to Route 1.


This project is the third and final phase of converting Crystal Drive from one-way to two-way travel, as planned in the 2010 Crystal City Sector Plan. Upon completion, Crystal Drive will be a two-way street from South Potomac Avenue/27th Street South up through 12th Street South.


View the project page



ART 43 schedule changes effective Sept. 30


On Sunday, Sept. 30, schedule changes will go into effect for the ART 43 bus route. The changes include time adjustments to improve connections to Metroway, Metrorail and other regional service providers.


The northbound stop at Court House Metro Station (Wilson Boulevard and North Veitch Street) also will be made permanent. View the new ART 43 schedule.


Additional schedule changes will be made to the ART 41, 42 and 75 routes. Learn more at