13th Street South from South Walter Reed Drive to South Glebe Road, in the Douglas Park neighborhood
This section of roadway was selected for improvements because the sidewalk is inconsistent and, at times, at grade with the roadway such that vehicles can drive onto the concrete.
About the Project
13th Street South was nominated for improvements by the Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) program in 2017. Due to the large number of applications received at that time, and the long list of projects requiring traffic counts, the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission (NCSC) chose to move forward with three Pilot Projects in 2017. In February 2018, the NCSC moved forward with three more pilot projects, including 13th Street South.
Preliminary scoping of the project site revealed this project is not well suited to a pilot project, due to site constraints and conflicts. The primary goal – of improving safety and access through a complete sidewalk on 13th Street South from Walter Reed to South Glebe Road – would require more extensive modifications to the street than could be achieved through a pilot project.
In June 2019, the final ranked list of NCS nominated street locations was completed, and 13th Street South was among the top 8 projects, tied for fourth on the list. The NCSC agreed with the staff recommendation and chose to convert this from a pilot project into a capital project at their September 2019 meeting.
This project page will be updated to include public engagement efforts of County staff and the Neighborhood Complete Streets Commission to advance this project.
The 2017 and 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) dedicated funding for the Neighborhood Complete Streets Program. Those NCS funds will be used to pay for this project.