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Route 50 at Manchester Street Safety and Operational Improvements Study

Assessing improvements at the Route 50 and Manchester Street intersection in Arlington County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
January 2020

Est Completion Date
Fall 2021

Phase
Study

Cost
$90,000 (Study)

Locality
Arlington

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Bobby Mangalath, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
703-259-3238
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-259-2239

Please note: Frequently Asked Questions from the Virtual Boulevard Manor Civic Association Meeting in August are now available.

About the Study

This study is assessing potential safety and operational improvements at the intersection of Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) and Manchester Street in Arlington. 

There are significant backups and congestion during morning and evening peak periods. Route 50 averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits.

The study is assessing:

  • Improving traffic signal timing and left-turn signal phasing
  • Extending turn lanes
  • Adding signs, pavement markings and signal backplates
  • Pedestrian safety improvements

This study does not set construction dates for any improvements, but develops proposed improvements that Arlington County can pursue for funding and consider including in its comprehensive plan.

Schedule
Begin Study - January 2020
Presentation at Virtual Boulevard Manor Civic Association Meeting - August 2021
Study Completion - Fall 2021

Resources

Virtual Boulevard Manor Civic Association Meeting Frequently Asked Questions and Presentation - August 2021

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