Washington Boulevard from Wilson Boulevard to North Kirkwood Drive (including the 13th Street North intersection)
This project is adjacent to the Wilson and Washington Boulevard Intersection Improvements (Clarendon Circle) project
The streetscape design has been completed. Anticipate issuing an Invitation to Bid for the project's construction contract in fall 2020.
In May 2019 three properties at the intersection of 13th Street North and North Johnson Street were transferred to Arlington County. The properties were demolished in preparation for this project. Demolition work was completed in May 2020.
About the Project
Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North is being redesigned to implement the Clarendon Sector Plan recommendations of providing two lanes of travel in each direction and eliminating the reversible lane signals.
The intersection is being redesigned so the Washington Boulevard lanes align on both sides of 13th Street North. This will provide a more conventional “T” intersection.
The design for the Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North project is one element of the Clarendon West development that was approved by the County Board on Oct. 20, 2015. The Traffic Impact Study for that development provides background information and traffic analysis for intersections and streets within and outside the project boundaries. In 2018 the County requested the site developer update their previous traffic analysis to verify vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle volumes. The update was completed to reflect current development plans and parking ratios for the development area.
Project goals include:
- Providing four lanes and eliminating the traffic-controlled reversible lane
- Reconfiguring Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North to become a “T” intersection
- Providing public open space for a future 13th Street North and Washington Boulevard park
- Wider sidewalks and improved pedestrian crossings
- Undergrounding utilities
- Upgrading traffic signals
- Installing new Carlyle streetlights
- Planting new street trees
Project updates continue to be shared with the Clarendon Alliance and surrounding neighborhood community groups.
- Clarendon Circle and Adjacent Improvements Update - January 2018
Funding from the County's Transportation Capital Fund is being used to administer, design and construct this project.