Short-Term Pedestrian and Intersection Improvements
Several short term recommendations were implemented through signage and markings in 2019 to improve safety at intersections and access for pedestrians walking along and across the corridor.
Safer Pedestrian Crossings with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons Installed at Three Crossings
The project identified three locations for the installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) to increase pedestrian visibility at existing crosswalks. These improvements are planned for installation before Fall 2021. Learn more about RRFBs.
- 10th St N & N Irving St.
- Fairfax Dr & N Kansas St.
- Fairfax Dr & N Utah St.
Speed Management on 10th St N
The project identified the need for speed mitigation efforts on 10th St N corridor between Washington Blvd and US-50.
- Improved sight lines by trimming trees approaching the traffic light at 10th & Barton from the west. (Completed Fall 2019)
- The County will install speed feedback signs on 10th St N in both directions to assist in reducing vehicle speeds on the corridor. (Anticipated installation in Summer/Fall 2020)
- The County is coordinating with the Arlington County Police Department to evaluate a red light camera at 10th & Barton to improve red light compliance approaching the intersection. The County is also investigating other intersection improvements to address the crash history at this location.