VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Jennifer McCord | Kathleen Leonard
Feb. 17, 2021
Public Invited to Route 1 Multimodal Study Meeting March 3
Participate in second virtual meeting on the feasibility study and give feedback
ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation invites residents and users of Route 1 to a virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, March 3, on a feasibility study of potential future multimodal improvements between 12th and 23rd Streets South in Crystal City.
In coordination with Arlington County, VDOT is studying opportunities to improve the safety, accessibility, and overall user experience on and across Route 1 in this area.
Following the initial public survey and virtual information meeting in fall 2020, this second meeting provides an opportunity to learn the latest on the study’s progress, to give input on proposed design elements along the corridor, and to ask questions of the study team.
For more details and past materials visit virginiadot.org/route1multimodalstudy. The study continues through summer 2021.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Register at virginiadot.org/route1multimodalstudy to attend the virtual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or participate in listen-only mode by calling 877-309-2071 (access code 233-435-861). If the meeting is cancelled for inclement weather, it will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10.
Review meeting materials and comment through March 15, 2021:
- Complete the comment form at virginiadot.org/route1multimodalstudy
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Send by mail to Mr. Dan Reinhard, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
ABOUT THE STUDY
The purpose of the Route 1 Multimodal Improvements Study is to identify enhanced multimodal connectivity and accommodations along Route 1, between 12th and 23rd Streets South, to meet the changing transportation needs of the Crystal City and Pentagon City communities.
As this area's commercial and residential densities continue to increase, transportation plans will need to address the wide-ranging needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists, and other users while maximizing safety, convenience, and sustainability of the system for decades to come.
Following this meeting, draft recommendations will be presented to the public for feedback later in spring 2021, with the final study expected to be complete in summer 2021. At this time, no construction funding has been allocated, so the study will not set design or construction dates.
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