Clarendon Boulevard at 15th Street North
On March 13, 2018, the slip lane turning from Clarendon Boulevard to 15th Street North was permanently closed.
Project construction started in spring 2018 and is expected to be complete in winter 2018/2019. Construction photos are in the Image Gallery (on the right).
- Work hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project area via sidewalk and crosswalk detours.
- The Courthouse Metro station elevator will remain open during construction.
About the Project
Clarendon Boulevard is a key arterial street in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor and the project intersection is central to the busy Courthouse Metro station. The intersection is currently designed primarily to funnel automobiles onto 15th Street North, which often results in many conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians and transit users traveling through the area. The project will improve pedestrian safety, circulation and access in and around Courthouse Plaza.
The project will address changing transportation needs at the Clarendon Boulevard and 15th Street North intersection. The project will meet the Arlington County Board's adopted Stormwater Management Ordinance by reducing paving and impervious surfaces. The new ordinance was adopted in response to updated Commonwealth of Virginia regulations and codifies the County’s commitment to protecting local water quality and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The project is also compatible with the long-term Courthouse Square Plan and will resolve an ongoing pedestrian and vehicle conflict hot spot.
- Removal of the slip lane
- Extension of the 2100 Clarendon Boulevard garage driveway to Clarendon Boulevard
- ADA-compliant sidewalk improvements along Clarendon Boulevard and 15th Street North
- Larger bus stop to accommodate two 40’ buses and increased ART service
- Relocation of the existing bus stop, currently located in the middle of the Clarendon Boulevard/North Wayne Street intersection, to the far side of the intersection
- Shrubs, ornamental grasses and lawn in a new pervious area
- New street trees, benches and bike racks
Staff shared the design plan with the community at the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association meeting in April 2016.
The project is funded through the Arlington County WalkArlington program.