On June 18, Arlington County Board members are expected to approve four projects as part of the Neighborhood Complete Streets (NCS) initiative.
The Neighborhood Complete Streets program was established by the Arlington County Board in January 2016 to address safety and access problems on local (non-arterial) streets through physical improvement projects. Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to allow safe and comfortable use by all users. People walking, biking, riding transit and driving are all accommodated in the available infrastructure, and the street design is compatible with surrounding land uses.
If approved, the projects will involve:
- Construction of one block of missing sidewalk on South Irving Street between 6th Street South and 7th Street South in Arlington Heights.
- Construction of improved transit stops, intersection and pedestrian-safety measures on 28th Street South between South Meade Street and 26th Street South in Long Branch Creek.
- Construction of improved pedestrian crossings on North Fairfax Drive between Arlington Boulevard and North Barton Street in Clarendon-Courthouse.
- Construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant section of sidewalk near the AT&T building on 9th Street South between South Walter Reed Drive and South Highland Street in Arlington Heights.
The projects were considered by the Neighborhood Complete Streets Committee at a meeting in April. The proposals were supported unanimously except the 9th Street South project, which was approved on a vote of 9-1 with two abstentions.