Old Dominion Dr. Pedestrian Improvement

posted Jul 26, 2009, 12:57 PM by RockSpring CivicAssociation   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 7:46 AM ]

August 2015 Update

Old Dominion Drive Improvements

On January 24, 2015, the Arlington County Board approved a $7.3 million contract awarded to A&M Concrete Corporation for the construction of the Old Dominion Drive transportation multi-modal project along Old Dominion Drive from 38th Street N. to west of North Glebe Road. This is the second and final phase of a project designed to improve safety along more than a mile of Old Dominion Drive.

Phase I of this project, approved by the County Board in 2009, brought much-needed infrastructure and safety improvements to the stretch of Old Dominion Drive between 22nd and 26th Streets North.

In Phase II, sidewalks will be built on both sides of the heavily travelled roadway and improve accessibility and safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Old Dominion Drive is one of the last arterials located within a County neighborhood without sidewalks on either side. The project also will upgrade:

  • Curbs and gutters
  • Crosswalks
  • Traffic and pedestrian signals
  • Street lights
  • Bus stops, and
  • Storm water facilities

$2.34 Million in VDOT Funding

The total contract cost for the project, including contingency, is $7.3 million. Of that, $2.34 million is being provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The rest of the funding will come from voter-approved bonds and State HB2313 transportation funding. The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016.

To read the staff report on this project, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item #18 on the Regular Agenda for the January 24, 2015 Board Meeting.

Update March 2015: 
The attached "Construction letter"  below was sent to RSCA 3/18/15 announcing that a contractor has been chosen and that the phase II Improvement project will get underway shortly. The County's Capital Projects Management Coordinator also sent an accompanying email indicating that she will be writing in a few weeks to residents with a better schedule for the actual construction, once she has met with the contractor. She also indicated that Washington Gas will start in early April to finish their work on the gas lines, which will last approximately 6 weeks, and that Verizon will be completing their work soon as well.

July 2009:
Phase II of a joint Arlington/VDOT project to construct curbs, gutters, storm drains, and sidewalks along Old Dominion Dr. is in the planning and public hearing stage. The work on Phase II will extend from Glebe Rd. to the Fairfax Co. line. For additional detail, maps, drawings, and timetables for both phases visit the County's website at: http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/EnvironmentalServices/admin/news/OldDominionDr.aspx

RockSpring CivicAssociation,
Jul 14, 2014, 1:25 PM
RockSpring CivicAssociation,
Mar 24, 2015, 7:25 AM