West phase: Wilson Boulevard from North Monroe Street to North Kenmore Street
East phase: Wilson Boulevard from North Kenmore Street to 10th Street North
At its December meeting, the County Board approved a contract with Sagres Construction Corp. to construct the west phase improvements.
- Expected construction start - Spring 2019
- Expected construction completion - Summer 2020
The project’s final east phase is in the early design phase. It is being coordinated with a utility undergrounding project that will bury utility lines in this area. The final phase of the streetscape improvements will begin construction after completion of the utility undergrounding project.
- Estimated construction start - Spring 2020
- Estimated construction completion - Spring 2021
About the Project
Improvements to Wilson Boulevard were identified in the Virginia Square Sector Plan, adopted by the County Board in 2002.
Between 2009 and 2012. the County completed two previous phases (North Quincy Street to North Monroe Street) of the Wilson Boulevard Improvements project.
Project elements for all phases include:
- New curb and gutter
- ADA-compliant sidewalks
- Traffic signal improvements
- Carlyle-style streetlights
- Street trees
- Storm sewer upgrades/improvements
- New asphalt paving, signing and markings
Staff provided an update at the Ashton Heights Civic Association meeting in January 2018:
Updates were presented in 2016 to Lyon Village, Lyon Park, Ashton Heights and Clarendon Courthouse civic associations and will continue as the project design progresses. Project updates and presentations to surrounding civic associations have been taking place since 2011.
This project is locally funded.