The Commonwealth of Virginia, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria have committed funding for transportation investments to support mobility in the region, and several transportation improvements are already underway. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Arlington County completed the development and analysis of alternative site locations for the Crystal City Metrorail station’s new east entrance and are now finalizing the concept design plan. This new Metro entrance will help alleviate crowding and streamline pedestrian traffic through the station. Later this year, the Arlington County Board will consider a funding agreement between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the County for a study of a Crystal City/National Airport Intermodal Connector (CC2DCA) and an environmental review of the project is expected to start next year. Over the last year, a variety of approvals and permits have been received for the new Potomac Yard Metrorail station. Decisions on design, pricing, and contracting for enhanced southwest access to the station are all expected to be finalized by the end of 2019, and the station is scheduled to open in 2022. Progress is also being made to extend the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway’s physical infrastructure into Pentagon City, with the first segment’s design expected to be completed in summer 2020. The extension will add another 1.1 miles to the Transitway corridor to connect the City of Alexandria through Pentagon City in Arlington and support anticipated residential and office development.
By: City Of Alexandria