- 15th Street South between South Clark-Bell Street and Crystal Drive
- South Clark-Bell Street from 12th Street South to 20th Street South
The 60% design was completed in June 2019, but the project was put on hold while the County investigated an alternative design due to questions from the community and an adjacent property owner.
The project team worked with the adjacent property owner on a new street cross-section and curb alignment that works with the County’s vision and redevelopment aspirations. As of September 2020, work is underway on a new 60% design.
The two-way conversion on South Clark-Bell Street between 15th and 20th Streets was completed with construction of the Crystal City Multimodal Center, creating the first approach of the future intersection at 15th Street South and South Clark-Bell Street.
About the Project
The 15th Street South/South Clark-Bell Street Realignment project is a goal of both the Crystal City Sector Plan and Crystal City Multimodal Transportation Study. It will improve safety for all modes of transportation and will establish the long-term street grid for the north and south portions of Crystal City along with the South Clark-Bell Street Demolition project.
The project will realign 15th Street South between Crystal Drive and South Clark-Bell Street to create a 3/4-acre garden park in Crystal City’s northeast district. It will also improve the navigability of Crystal City by converting South Clark-Bell Street from a one-way elevated roadway to a two-way at-grade roadway.
In addition to the garden park and street work that will occur, the project will also install the following features on South Clark-Bell Street:
- Traffic signals
- Street lighting
- A northbound bike lane
- Street trees
- A wider ADA-compliant sidewalk in areas of Crystal City where a dated and substandard street frontage currently exists
The design of the new park will be completed by others. Portions of the work for the project are dependent on redevelopment.
The project has been re-imagined due to community input. Extensive work with stakeholders will continue as the project moves forward.