McKinley Road from Wilson Boulevard to 11th Street North
The County Board approved the project's construction contract at its meeting on Oct. 20, 2018. Construction started in May 2019 and was completed in fall 2019.
Construction is scheduled to begin in late June 2020 on additional improvements at the intersection of McKinley Road and 10th Road North. This will include the installation of curb extensions and modifying the median in front of McKinley Elementary. The final task will be repaving the sections of McKinley Road that were not addressed in the County’s latest annual paving efforts.
This work is expected to last approximately two months, provided there are no delays due to weather.
What to expect during construction:
- Work hours will generally be 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
- The contractor will stage equipment and materials adjacent to the intersection of McKinley Road and 10th Road North.
- There will be temporary sidewalk detours in the area as necessary.
- Existing on-street parking in the area may be temporarily restricted at times.
About the Project
This Safe Routes to Schools project will implement recommended safety improvements in conjunction with Arlington Public School’s McKinley Elementary School expansion. The improvements will help reduce speeding along the corridor and address intersection crossing concerns.
Major Scope Elements & Improvements:
- 5.5’ sidewalk curb extensions at 9th Street/Quantico and 9th Road Intersection
- Remove painted midblock crossing and ramps at Church of Christ Scientist
- Minor bus stop relocations – Install new bus facilities and bus pads at bus stops
- Repaving throughout the entire project limit
- Install new pavement markings and signage
- High visibility crosswalks where pedestrian volumes warrant this striping treatment
- Landscaping (shade trees) in the raised medians and possibly large curb extensions
- Provide ADA-compliant curb ramps
- Raised medians with pedestrian refuge
- Utility relocations, as necessary
- Relocation of storm inlets, as necessary, due to curb extensions
- Spring 2016 - Community review of concept plans
- Late 2017 - Community notification of final design
This program is funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program by the Commonwealth of Virginia.