Washington Boulevard from Wilson Boulevard to North Kirkwood Road (including the 13th Street North intersection)
This project is adjacent to the Wilson and Washington Boulevard Intersection Improvements (Clarendon Circle) project
At their Feb. 20, 2021, meeting, the County Board approved a contract to Sagres Construction Corporation for the construction of streetscape improvements and utility undergrounding along Washington Boulevard and 13th Street North.
Construction started in spring 2021 and is expected to last for 18-24 months.
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 have been shared with the Clarendon Alliance and surrounding neighborhood community groups.
- January 2018 - Clarendon Circle and Adjacent Improvements Update
The project's total estimated cost is approximately $6.4 million. Funding comes from local commercial and industrial taxes dedicated to transportation as well as developer contributions.