Wilson Boulevard between North Edison Street and North Manchester Street.
- Restriping (demonstration project) occurred in May 2015.
- Data collection and minor demonstration project area adjustments are ongoing to monitor performance.
- Potential future transportation improvements along Wilson Blvd. west of N. George Mason Drive are in the preliminary planning stages. Currently, no funding has been appropriated for a future improvements project.
About the Project
This demonstration project was implemented in the spring of 2015 based on the recommendations made in the County’s 2004 Arterial Transportation Management Study. The goals of the reconfiguration are to improve pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist safety, to better accommodate all road users along this section of Wilson Boulevard.
Project specifics include:
- Repaving and restriping from four lanes to three lanes
- Providing a center left turn lane throughout
- Addition of bike lanes on both sides
- Bus stop consolidations
Anticipated benefits are:
- Expanding travel options for all users
- Decreasing vehicle travel lane width to allow for shorter pedestrian crossings
- Improving pedestrian safety with bike lane buffer between sidewalk and vehicle travel lane
- Improving speed limit compliance
As a demonstration project, County staff will monitor the reconfiguration further to determine whether a complete streets project — currently unfunded — is viable along the entire section of Wilson Boulevard, west of North Glebe Road. If successful, staff will continue to work with the community to develop any future projects.
- After Implementation Data Report Note: Staff are updating the report appendices to include additional crash data. Once finalized, we will update this document.
- April 14, 2016 Meeting Presentation
- Livingston & Manchester Pre-Demonstration Project Traffic Report – Draft
- Fact Sheet - March 2015
- Concept Plan
- Traffic Analysis
- Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Community notification meeting took place in March 2015.
- A open house community meeting took place in November 2014.
- County staff held meetings with key neighborhood stakeholders from Bluemont, Dominion Hills and Boulevard Manor in July 2014.
|April 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm||Arlington Traditional School|
|March 9, 2015||Arlington Traditional School|
|Nov. 20, 2014||Arlington Traditional School|
There are no new net costs to the County for this demonstration project, which is part of the ongoing Repaving and Restriping Program. Currently there is no funding for additional transportation improvement projects along Wilson Blvd.