Segment of Army Navy Drive between South Joyce Street and 12th Street South, in Pentagon City/Crystal City
Staff completed the 90% design plans and submitted them to VDOT for review on Aug. 12, 2020. Review comments are due by Sept. 11, 2020.
- 90% design submission – Aug. 12, 2020
- Public hearing to present environmental document and 90% design – TBD
- Easement acquisitions – August 2020 thru Winter 2022
- Final design submission – Summer 2021
- Bid/Contract document preparation – Fall 2021
- Bid advertisement – Winter 2021
- Anticipated construction start - Spring 2022
- Anticipated construction completion - Fall 2024
About the Project
The project will re-build Army Navy Drive within the existing right-of-way as a multimodal complete street featuring enhanced bicycle, transit, environmental and pedestrian facilities. The goal of the project is to improve the local connections between the Pentagon and the commercial, residential and retail services in Pentagon City and Crystal City.
The reconstruction will provide a physically separated two-way protected bicycle lane facility along the south side of Army Navy Drive, in addition to shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, and will accommodate future dedicated transit lanes. Vehicle travel lanes will be reduced in number where appropriate and will be narrowed to dimensions appropriate for a slower urban context.
The existing raised medians will be removed and re-built as a planted median. The traffic signal equipment at the five project corridor signalized intersections will be replaced with all new equipment. The new street design will incorporate best practices of environmental sustainability, including green landscaping treatments to reduce stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater.
The project began working through a detailed traffic operations analysis in summer 2015. This study evaluated the multimodal travel impact of the proposed improvements on the surrounding future 2020 and 2040 Pentagon City and Crystal City street network. The traffic analysis was approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation in December 2017. Based on the recommendations and results in the final analysis, the project’s working concept plan was updated to enhance the multimodal access and mobility of the Army Navy Drive project corridor.
Connections to other projects
This project will extend the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway into Pentagon City by adding one dedicated transit lane in each direction along Army Navy Drive between South Joyce Street and South Hayes Street.
And the project will link to the future two-way bicycle lane facility planned for South Clark Street between 12th Street South and 15th Street South and the future South Eads Street protected bike lanes.
June 2019 open house
An open house was held on June 25, 2019, at the Aurora Hills Branch Library. The online feedback form closed on July 12, 2019.
|Open house materials|
|30 Percent Design Plan - includes street cross sections and summaries of changes from the 15% design|
|Exhibit 1 - Bike Network|
|Exhibit 2 - Design Features|
|Exhibit 3 - Existing Conditions|
|Exhibit 4 - Crash Summary|
|Exhibit 5 - 2040 AM Traffic Data|
|Exhibit 5 - 2040 PM Traffic Data|
|Exhibit 6 - Schedule|
|Exhibit 7 - What We Heard|
January 2018 design workshop
A public design workshop was held on Jan. 31, 2018, at the Aurora Hills Branch Library. A comment period was open from the time of the meeting through Feb. 16, 2018.
Staff introduced the project to the Arlington County Bicycle Advisory Committee in December 2017 and the Crystal City Business Improvement District in January 2018 to solicit feedback on the design.
In June 2019, staff presented the 30 percent design plan to the Bicycle Advisory Committee - Read the presentation
Project funding includes local and federal sources, regional funds from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, and private developer contributions.