Clarendon Circle Repaving Final Phase Begins

Clarendon Circle Repaving Final Phase to End Soon

Repaving will continue for the week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is expected to complete by Monday, Nov 11.

There will be lane closures and temporary detours. Traffic will move slower. Almost all street parking is blocked off. Avoid the area if possible.

The redesign realigns Wilson and Washington Blvds, shortens crosswalks, and widens sidewalks. Access to N. Irving Street is now blocked. Left turns onto Wilson from Washington Blvd is now prohibited. Hopefully this will result in less confusion for motorists and improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project Page

Candidates Night 2019 Meeting Recap

The October meeting featured three of the four County Board candidates running for the two open seats. Arron O’Dell did not attend.
Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website
Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website
Audrey Clement (Independent) Website
Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website

Opening Statements
Clement

Cristol

Dorsey

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Another Pedestrian Struck: Washington Blvd

Another pedestrian struck: Washington Blvd

The stretch of Washington Blvd between N. Quincy St and Glebe Rd near Ballston has been the site of several serious pedestrian collisions. Some pedestrians have said cars often do not stop for them along this four-lane road, even in crosswalks. Please observe extra caution along this stretch of Washington Blvd.

Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan

Arlington’s Updated Energy Plan
The Arlington County Board adopted a sweeping update to the Community Energy Plan that sets ambitious targets for transforming the County’s energy sector.

The plan incorporates goals for buildings; resilience; renewable energy; transportation, County government actions, and education and human behavior. It envisions a carbon neutral Arlington by 2050 that will be more resilient, where all electricity will come from renewable sources, where more residents will drive electric vehicles and more will use transit, and where homes and buildings will be more energy-efficient.

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Clarendon Circle Changes July 2019

Construction continues on the south side of Clarendon Circle, between the Silver Diner and Wells Fargo Bank. The traffic changes are…

  • N Irving St (next to Silver Diner) is permanently closed at the intersection.
  • Left turn from westbound Washington Blvd to Wilson Blvd is permanently prohibited.
  • During construction, the left turn from eastbound Washington Blvd to Clarendon Blvd is prohibited. This restriction will be in place through summer 2019.
Clarendon Circle traffic changes implemented in July 2019

Link to Arlington Projects & Planning Page

Lee & Kirkwood Flooding

Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood
Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood July 8 2019
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The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.

Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.

Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.

As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.

Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.