Highway interchange at Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50), North Courthouse Road and 10th Street North.
- Spring 2011 – Construction
- September 2014 – Substantial completion
- Spring 2015 - Final landscaping
About the Project
More than 14 years ago, at Arlington’s initiative, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) joined with Arlington to study alternative configurations for the highway interchange.
This is a VDOT project to reconstruct the interchange and access roads to improve safety and accessibility for motorists while also improving pedestrian and bike facilities in the area. Traffic traveling south on North Courthouse Road exiting east will incur the following:
- A new travel design pattern to exit east onto Arlington Boulevard. This design is a result of the state study of the existing design and determination that a new design is needed.
- Eastbound motorists will continue to bear left to reach North Courthouse Road, and once they enter the eastbound service road they can turn left at the first traffic signal to reach 10th Street North, or at the second traffic signal to reach North Courthouse Road.
- Westbound motorists exiting at North Courthouse Road or 10th Street North will bear right to enter the westbound service road.
- A new trail along the south side of Arlington Boulevard between North Pershing Drive and North Rolfe Street, and the existing north-side trail will be improved and pass under the new 10th Street North bridge.
- Motorists traveling south on North Courthouse Road will bear right to travel west, and bear left to travel east, as one would expect.
- Redesign of Fairfax Drive.
- Incorporation of artist design treatments to concrete walls and bridges.
The estimated project cost is approximately $39 million.
- Preliminary engineers – $5.3 million
- Utilities – $3.3 million
- Right-of-way acquisition – $1.2 million
- Construction – $30 million