South Clark-Bell Street from 12th Street South to 20th Street South
At its Sept. 16, 2017, meeting, the County Board approved a $6.6 million contract with Neuber Environmental Services, Inc., to remove the elevated South Clark Street roadway. The demolition project started in January 2018, with completion scheduled for summer 2019.
Upcoming road closure: The contractor has scheduled the permanent closure of the roadway for Monday, Feb. 5. This will close the southbound elevated Clark Street structure between 12th and 20th Streets South, including two ramps and two bridge structures.
The first major phase of the project will be the removal of the 15th street overpass, scheduled to start in March 2018.
About the Project
The South Clark-Bell Street Demolition project is a goal of both the Crystal City Sector Plan and Crystal City Multimodal Transportation Study. It will improve safety for all modes of transportation and will establish the long-term street grid for the north and south portions of Crystal City along with the 15th Street South/South Clark-Bell Street Realignment project.
The elevated portions of South Clark-Bell Street will be demolished north of 18th Street South. South of 18th Street, new open space will be created in the existing roadway right-of-way, and new sidewalks, landscaping and lighting along US Route 1 will be provided.
The project will also establish new building pad development sites for redevelopment of Crystal City, with the necessary infrastructure to transform the east side of the US Route 1 corridor in Crystal City.