South Eads Street between Four Mile Run and Army Navy Drive
Next phase: 12th Street South to Army Navy Drive
Planning and design for 12th Street South to Army Navy Drive
The next phase of improvements will be completed between 12th Street South and Army Navy Drive. The County is currently working with adjacent private developers to coordinate streetscape and bicycle facility improvements on this segment.
A new protected bike lane, sidewalk, streetscape, and lighting will be designed and constructed on the northbound side of South Eads Street in 2021. The southbound side will be constructed in conjunction with the development of the adjacent property.
Pilot project from Four Mile Run to 12th Street South
In fall 2014, the County implemented a pilot project to convert South Eads Street into a complete street. The pilot project is located between 15th Street South and 23rd Street South and uses the existing curb-to-curb space to accommodate all modes of travel. The four-lane roadway was converted into three lanes: two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane, with a new protected bike facility. Pedestrian crossings were upgraded and parking lanes reconfigured.
Since the completion of this pilot project, other bike facilities have been added to the remainder of the corridor between South Glebe Road and 12th Street South.
About the Project
The width and cross section of South Eads Street varies from north to south. The cross section is the configuration of all elements along the street – sidewalk, landscape area, parking lanes, etc. The existing condition of the pavement on South Eads Street is poor and the layout of the street is primarily oriented toward vehicular use.
The Master Transportation Plan, Crystal City Sector Plan and corresponding Crystal City Multimodal Transportation Study call for South Eads Street to be reconstructed into a complete street – a safe environment for all travel modes including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and vehicles.