In Design: Arlington Boulevard Safety Improvements in Arlington County

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This project will make improvements along nearly a mile of Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) between Glebe Road (Route 120) and Fillmore Street (Route 6622) based on recommendations from the Route 50 Arlington STARS Study. Arlington Boulevard averages 58,000 vehicles a day within the project limits.

The improvements include:

  • Constructing a raised median along Arlington Boulevard
  • Adding eastbound and westbound dedicated left-turn lanes at Irving Street
  • Upgrading the traffic signal at Irving Street
  • Extending the eastbound and westbound left-turn lanes at Fillmore Street
  • Upgrading the traffic signal at Fillmore Street
  • Extending the eastbound service road to connect existing driveways between South Old Glebe Road and North Jackson Street
  • Extending the westbound service road to connect existing driveways between North Irving Street and North Jackson Street
  • Reconstructing portions of the shared-use paths on both sides of Arlington Boulevard

As part of the project, the following will be evaluated:

  • Potential new lighting between Irving Street and Fillmore Street
  • On-street parking between Garfield Street and Fenwick Street
  • Potential bus stop improvements

Estimated Project Costs

Preliminary Engineering: $3.04 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $10.03 million
Construction: $18.32 million

Total: $31.39 million

The project is financed with federal and state funding, including Smart Scale funds.


This project aims to improve safety and operations.

Major Milestones 

Virtual Public Information Meeting - August 2023
Design Public Hearing - Late 2024
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Early 2026
Begin Utility Relocation - Early 2027
Advertise for Construction - Early 2028
Begin Construction - Late 2028


Contact Info:

Khalil Minhas, P.E., PMP, PTOE
Location & Design

Minwoo Ha, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Phase: In Design

UPC: 119086

State ID: 0050-000-923, C501, P101, R201

Federal ID: NHPP-5B01 (265)

Lat/Long: 38.872530, -77.093246

Locality: Arlington

Page last modified: Sept. 29, 2023