If you live or work in the Courthouse area of Arlington, you may have seen the start of construction near a major intersection.
Work crews are out at Clarendon Boulevard and 15th Street for a project that will make the intersection safer for pedestrians and less confusing for everyone.
Here are the key things to know about the project:
- The right turn slip lane from Clarendon Boulevard and 15th Street will be gone by April.
- The garage driveway at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard will extend all the way to the road.
- There will be ADA0-compliant sidewalk improvements along Clarendon Boulevard and 15th Street N.
- Look for a larger bus stop to accommodate two 40’ buses and more ART service.
- The existing bus stop will be relocated to the far side of the intersection.
- There will be new bike racks and other cosmetic improvements.
“The intersection is currently designed primarily to funnel automobiles onto 15th Street N., which often results in many conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians and transit users traveling through the area,” Arlington County said in a summary of the construction. “The project will improve pedestrian safety, circulation, and access in and around Courthouse Plaza.”
If driving through this area during construction, be aware that work will happen between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Eastbound drivers can bypass the intersection by heading south on Barton Street then left onto 14th Street.