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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
Spring 2022


$90,000 (Study)


Northern Virginia

Bobby Mangalath, P.E.
Traffic Engineering

Please note: The updated Frequently Asked Questions document is 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.

Begin Study - January 2020
Presentation at Virtual Boulevard Manor Civic Association Meeting - August 2021
Follow Up Meeting with Boulevard Manor Civic Association - December 2021
Study Completion - Spring 2022


Frequently Asked Questions - March 2022

Follow Up Meeting with Boulevard Manor Civic Association Presentation - Dec. 2021

Virtual Boulevard Manor Civic Association Meeting Presentation - August 2021

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