Washington Boulevard Repave at Westover (N McKinley Rd to N Longfellow St)
Washington Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Frederick Street, with a one block segment between North McKinley Road and North Longfellow Street where brick pavers must be removed.
The restriping plans proposed by Arlington County staff will be finalized in the next two weeks and submitted to the Virginia Department of Transportation for review, approval and implementation.
About the Project
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be repaving the segment of Washington Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Frederick Street as a part of routine repaving work in summer 2019.
As part of the repave, VDOT will remove the brick paver centerline and the brick paver crosswalks at Westover (between North McKinley Road and North Longfellow Street). Brick pavers at crosswalks and in medians are currently being phased out in Arlington County because the materials are costly to repair and require frequent maintenance.
To use the space currently occupied by the brick pavers in the median, the County is considering several restriping options, including high visibility crosswalks, bike treatments, and a limited change option. The goal is to provide better access to the Westover Library, Post Office and retail areas.
About the Process
Second Open House
Arlington County hosted a second open house at the Westover Library on Monday, April 29, 2019. Community members were able to see final proposed striping plans, learn how community concerns were incorporated, talk with staff and understand next steps.
If you were unable to join us, please feel free to review the event materials:
Restriping Plan - Washington Boulevard (N McKinley Rd. to N Longfellow St.)
Community engagement staff shared information about the project and feedback opportunities at the Westover Farmer's Market on Sunday, March 3 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Materials shared were the same as those available at the Open House.
Online Feedback Form
An online feedback form was open for public comment from February 28 – March 31, and received over 900 responses. View a summary of the feedback received.
Funding for this project is provided entirely through VDOT's roadway maintenance program.