Crystal Drive between 26th and 27th Streets South
The construction contract for the final phase of the Crystal Drive two-way conversion was approved by the County Board in September 2018. Construction is expected to begin in February 2019 and last approximately 9 months.
The improvements will include a loading area near the Hyatt Regency hotel, a new right-turn pocket for northbound Crystal Drive onto 26th Street, a bike lane on southbound Crystal Drive and sharrows on northbound Crystal Drive. There will be one vehicle traffic lane in each direction. 27th Street South will also be converted to two-way traffic from Crystal Drive to Route 1.
Upon completion, Crystal Drive will be a two-way street from South Potomac Avenue/27th Street South through 12th Street South.
About the Project
The Crystal Drive Two-Way Conversion project is beginning to establish the street network needed to support future development and transit improvements planned by the Crystal City Sector Plan and Crystal City Multimodal Transportation Study. This project is converting Crystal Drive from a one-way directional roadway to a two-way directional roadway.
The intent of the project is to improve the navigability of Crystal City and improve safety for all modes of transportation. In addition to the street work, the project includes the installation of:
- New traffic signals
- Southbound bike lane
- Street trees
- Intersection upgrades to include ADA-compliant crosswalk markings and ramps
Prior phases completed in summer 2013:
- Phase 1: Crystal Drive from 12th Street South to 15th Street South, 14th Street South, and a portion of South Clark Street
- Phase 2: Crystal Drive from 23rd Street South to 26th Street South