Intersection of Washington Blvd and N Nelson St
About the Project
Arlington County Transportation Engineering & Operations (TE&O) works in coordination with the Arlington County Police Department to obtain crash data on roadways in the County. TE&O staff review this crash data in combination with feedback received from Arlington County citizens regarding transportation safety issues. Through this effort, the County identifies “hot spot” areas where there are opportunities to improve the safety and operational conditions.
Washington Blvd & N Nelson St was identified as one of these “hot spot” locations. Three pedestrian crashes occurred at this location in the three-year analysis timeframe. Traffic speeds are generally higher than the posted speed limit. Auto and pedestrian volumes at this location are also relatively high for the facility type. To create a safer environmental for pedestrian and motorists on this segment of the roadway, TE&O staff have proposed a plan address safety concerns. This plan includes adding a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) for pedestrians crossing Washington Blvd, along with crossing improvements and curb improvements. Please reference the presentation below for the plan, a description of benefits, and the background info/data associate with this project.
About the Process
Safety Improvements at Washington Blvd and N Nelson St - Presentation (Dec. 2018)