Three intersections along the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) shared-use trail near South Four Mile Run Drive, including W&OD Trail/Four Mile Run Drive at South George Mason Drive, at the signalized entrance to the Barcroft Sports Complex and at South Oakland Street
Construction began in September 2017 and was substantially completed in August 2018.
This project was implemented under the same contract as the Custis Trail Improvements project.
About the Project
The project will implement recommendations made in the Arlington County Shared-Use Trail Study that was completed in 2010.
This project will provide safety improvements at three intersections along the W&OD Trail near South Four Mile Run Drive, including South George Mason Drive, the signalized entrance to Barcroft Sports Complex and South Oakland Street.
Specific improvements include:
- High visibility crosswalks
- ADA-compliant curb ramps
- Upgraded pedestrian signals at the signalized entrance to the Barcroft Park Sports Complex
- Curb and gutters realigned to reduce trail-crossing distance and minimize impervious pavement
- Improved trail alignment at the South Oakland Street crossing to better align trail crossing, reduce running slope of trail and preserve mature evergreen trees on north side of trail
- Lane reconfiguration at South George Mason Drive and the W&OD Trail crossing to reduce bike and pedestrian crossing distance
- Improved bus stops
In July 2014, initial notification letters were sent to the Bicycle Advisory Committee and civic associations that are adjacent to the project areas.
In October 2014, a Programmatic Categorical Exclusion was prepared for the project in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and CFR 771.
In February 2015, letters were sent to civic associations, residents and property owners adjacent to the project areas to update and notify them of Arlington County's willingness to hold a public hearing. A few residents submitted questions and concerns about the project, and staff responded to them individually. No requests were received for a public hearing and the willingness period is now closed.
The project is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program, managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The project is locally administered by Arlington County.