Intersection of South Arlington Ridge Road and South Lang Street, near Gunston Middle School
Reached 30% design in January 2019.
Construction is expected to occur in 2021.
About the Project
Arlington Ridge Road was included in the 2004 Arterial Transportation Management Study. The study suggested several recommendations to improve safety in this corridor for all modes of transportation. View the study’s proposed concept designs
This project will close the southbound Lang Street slip lane to eliminate the conflicts between pedestrians and drivers. A concrete median on Arlington Ridge Road will be installed and the existing bus laybys will be replaced with wider sidewalks for safer bus access and to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians. The slip lane will be replaced with low maintenance shrubs and trees to increase green space.
South Arlington Ridge Road: posted speed limit is 25 MPH, 20 MPH at the intersection when school beacons are flashing
Average daily traffic volumes:
- South Arlington Ridge Road northbound: 4,770
- South Arlington Ridge Road southbound: 5,500
- South Lang Street (slip lane): 2,100
County staff presented the proposed plan to the Arlington Ridge Civic Association on Jan. 17, 2019.
Residents can send comments on the design, especially on how the new green space can be used, to Ridgeroad_lang@arlingtonva.us
Project cost will be shared between Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Transportation.