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.
In May 2019 three properties at the intersection of 13th Street North and North Johnson Street were transferred to Arlington County. The properties will be demolished during summer 2019 in preparation for this streetscape construction project that will realign Washington Boulevard.
The demolition has not been scheduled. A notice will be posted on this webpage and also sent to the civic association before the demolition starts.
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.
Design analysis for this intersection was performed as part of the development of the Clarendon Sector Plan, and more recently, the Clarendon Multimodal Transportation Study. The analysis strongly suggests that roundabouts, one-way street couplets and other alternative designs would have negative impacts on all modes of transportation, especially for pedestrians, and recommends improving the intersection by normalizing the existing geometry as much as possible and reducing its size.
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 will 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.