North Stafford Street from Lee Highway to 15th Street North, in the Cherrydale neighborhood
The Pilot Project is currently in the implementation phase. County crews have installed the changes to parking distribution and will soon be installing a new curb ramp at the intersection of 19th St N and N Stafford ST. Following a detailed study, all-way stops will be added at the intersections of 17th ST N and N Stafford ST as well as at 19th ST N and Stafford ST. These will be installed in Fall 2019.
The project was nominated in 2017 to the Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) program for safety improvements. Through an Arlington County Board approved, data-driven analysis, it was the top ranked street from the first round of NCS applications. Staff will continue to observe and measure conditions on the street for at least one year (four full seasons) as part of our monitoring phase of the Pilot Project, and will use County standards and professional best practices to evaluate the project.
About the Project
The Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) Program asked residents to tell the County where improvements are needed on our neighborhood streets. The process of collecting data to complete evaluation of all the applications received was delayed, and in the interim, three pilot projects were selected in 2018, with another three selected in 2019.
N Stafford St was selected as one of three pilot projects in 2018, but later was found to be the top scoring project overall, once the full traffic data was available, and evaluation and ranking of all the nominated projects was complete.
September 2019 online presentation
A web presentation on the N Stafford Street Improvement pilot project was hosted on September 4, 2019. We started by sharing a brief background of the Neighborhood Complete Streets Program and the N Stafford Street Pilot Project before sharing how community feedback was incorporated into the revised concept plan, followed by a question and answer session with project staff.
To view specific portions of the presentation, reference these timestamps below:
- 1:16 - Neighborhood Complete Streets program background and Complete Streets introduction
- 8:05 - N Stafford Street Project identification, existing conditions, public process timeline and community feedback
- 19:42 - Chicane designs as traffic calming and relevant design guidance
- 22:54 - Design revisions from initial concept
- 31:20 - Next Steps
- 33:36 - Q&A
Supporting materials for the online presentation:
July 2019 open house
County staff hosted an open house on July 11, 2019, at Washington-Liberty High School to introduce the concept of this pilot project, answer questions and collect feedback.
Review materials presented at the open house:
An online form was also available to comment on the proposed design. The comment form closed on July 29, 2019.
The 2016 and 2018 Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) dedicated funding for these improvements through the Neighborhood Complete Streets Program.