Eads Street Exit Ramp
|Widening the ramp from I-395 HOV to Eads Street in Arlington|
Project at a Glance
Note: This project was completed on October 16, 2013.
About the Project
This project widened the ramp from the northbound I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to Eads Street in Arlington County, to improve safety and relieve backups at this location during the morning rush hour.
The ramp serves more than 1,150 vehicles per hour during the morning peak, with 10% of the traffic being buses. It serves HOV and buses destined for the Pentagon and Metro station, a major transit hub for Metrorail, local and commuter buses, carpools and sluggers. Currently, more than half of traffic on the ramp is destined for the Pentagon building and Metro station (left turn) and 44% is destined for employment centers in Arlington (right turn).
The ramp was previously marked as a single lane and was informally used as two lanes, and the widening has helped alleviate some of the recurring congestion that had caused back-ups into the HOV lanes. It has also improved safety by providing a clear delineation for two lanes of traffic.
Preliminary engineering: $500,000
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: $0
Construction: $1.5 million
Total: Approximately $2 million
UPC: 77262 State Project: 0395-000-108, P101, M501 Federal Project: CM-5401(668)