South Walter Reed Drive from 5th Street South to 9th Road South
The project is at 60 percent design completion - 60% Design Community Presentation
Current project activities:
- Coordinating with Arlington Public Schools on possible school expansion.
- Addressing real estate easements required for proposed design.
- Reviewing and incorporating 60% design comments.
About the Project
- Redesign intersection geometry at 5th Street South and 9th Street South that will tighten each intersection and slow turning vehicles.
- Striped medians will be replaced with raised, planted medians, contributing to the County’s overall goal of reducing the amount of impervious surfaces and improving stormwater management.
- Install new striping and signage.
- Spot treatment on sidewalks - replacing cracked sections or areas with significant damage.
- Installing "nubs" at each intersection to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians.
- Replacing existing curb ramps with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps.
- Landscaping in medians and in planting strips
These improvements will be installed once the elements listed above are completed:
- 7th Street South traffic signal upgrade
- New traffic signal at 9th Street South
- Bioretention facilities at 5th and 9th Streets South
- A Corridor Comparison Study was conducted following the restriping of South Walter Reed Drive between 5th Street South and Columbia Pike
- Community reviews occurred during the development of the 30 percent design plans
- A meeting was held with the Penrose and Arlington Heights civic associations in March 2016: