Crystal City-Pentagon City-Potomac Yard Transportation Update

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Crystal City-Pentagon City-Potomac Yard

SEPT. 15, 2020

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Construction starting on first phase of 23rd Street improvements


In the spring the County Board approved a $1.33 million contract with Ardent Company LLC to construct this project’s first phase, which will improve pedestrian access and safety on both sides of 23rd Street South between Route 1 and South Eads Street.


This phase will widen the sidewalk and retail parking areas on the south side of 23rd Street between Route 1 and South Eads Street. Lane widths on this section of 23rd Street will be reduced, but the number of travel lanes will remain the same as today.


Construction activities for Phase 1 are planned to begin this week. Initial work will focus on signal and streetlight elements on each of the four corners of 23rd Street South between Route 1 and South Eads Street.


What to expect during Phase 1 construction:

  • Work hours will be 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Lane closures will be limited to non-rush hours (between 9 am and 4 pm) with normal operations at other times.
  • Temporary sidewalk closures will be required. When necessary, detours will be marked directing pedestrians, bicyclists and other traffic safely around the work zone.


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Community kick-off next week for Pentagon City Planning Study


Arlington County is leading a strategic community planning process for Pentagon City to reevaluate long-term goals for this important area with an emphasis on its transportation network. The Planning Study will be informed by the community’s recent work on livability and include broad participation from residents, businesses, community groups and stakeholders.


Learn about:

  • Introduction of staff team, consultants, and stakeholder representatives
  • Summary of study purpose and schedule
  • Summary of stakeholder interviews from this summer
  • Roll out of 22202 transportation data
  • Initial interactive exercises


Join us on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm


The event will be broadcast online using Microsoft Teams. Attendees may participate using a web browser (such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari) or via the Microsoft Teams free app. Details and a link will be posted online.


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