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Route 50 STARS Safety and Operational Improvements Study - Arlington

Glebe Road to Fillmore Street

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
August 2019

Est Completion Date
Summer 2020


$250,000 (Study only)

Lengths and Limits
Glebe Rd to Fillmore St (0.7 mi)


Northern Virginia

Bobby Mangalath, P.E.
Traffic Engineering

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: The study team recently held an online community meeting June 8. View the presentation here.

About the Study

This STARS (Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions) study is assessing potential safety and operational improvements for less than a mile of Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) between Glebe Road and Fillmore Street in Arlington County. 

This segment of Route 50 experiences congestion in the morning and evening peak periods and a high number of crashes. Route 50 averages 62,000 vehicles a day within the study limits.

Some of the potential improvements in the draft include:

  • Traffic signal enhancements, such as timing optimization at Irving and Fillmore streets, and green left-turn arrows at Irving
  • New left-turn lanes at Irving and extended left-turn lanes at Fillmore
  • Improvements to access management, including medians for properties and streets along the corridor

This study does not set construction dates for any of the alternatives. The purpose of this study is to develop proposed improvements that localities can pursue for funding, and to consider including in their comprehensive plans.

Begin Study - August 2019
Public Information Meeting - November 2019
Virtual Public Involvement - April - June 2020
Study Completion - Summer 2020


The study team held an online community meeting June 8, 2020. View the presentation here.

Virtual public involvement occurred April 30 - June 15, 2020. View the video presentation here and a PDF version here.

Public Information Meeting: November 2019 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays: Welcome, Safety Conditions, Traffic Conditions, Potential Improvement Options and Next Steps, Aerial of Existing Conditions from Glebe to South Hudson Street and Aerial of Existing Conditions from Highland Street to Fillmore Street

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