13th St Closed to Northbound Traffic for 5 Weeks When: Starting Aug 16 and continuing for about 5 weeks Where: 13th St between Washington and N Ivy/Jackson St
The project will excavate and cast-in-place a new Dominion power vault. Westbound drivers on 13th St must turn right (north) onto Jackson. Eastbound drivers can continue to use 13th St. Pedestrian access will remain open. Project Page
Lee Hwy to Get HOV/Bus Only Lane
The County Board voted for a bus-only lane on parts of Route 29 in Rosslyn. This part is so congested that buses are unable to operate reliably during rush hours. The grant will cover pavement treatment, restriping, and signage.
● In the morning the lane will run eastbound from Veitch to Lynn.
● In the evening the lane will run westbound from Oak to Veitch.
● At other times the lane will be a regular travel lane.
Arlington’s highly-efficient DES said the project could take 2 years to implement. Story at ARLnow
Water Main Replacement on Key Delayed
The water main replacement project for Key Blvd & Herndon St has been delayed due to a delay in receiving materials. The County is experiencing this problem on many projects due to global supply chain issues. It is unclear when the project will begin.
Meeting Recap Video: April LVCA General Meeting on Key Blvd Water Mains
County staff briefed us on replacement of the water main along Key Blvd from Jackson to Danville and the block of Herndon north of Key. Construction is expected begin in the Spring and to take a year and a half. There will be detours, parking restrictions, and unavoidable noise (between 9AM & 4PM). Water service may be disrupted.
LVCA Meeting: Water Mains & Zoning “Bonus” Heights, Apr 12
When: Monday Apr 12, 8PM
Where: Virtual via Zoom
ONLINE ONLY: No meeting at the Community House A link to the meeting will be emailed to LVCA broadcast email subscribers on the event day (Apr 12)
Key Boulevard Water Main Replacement
County staff will brief us on replacement of the water main along Key Blvd from Jackson to Danville and the block of Herndon north of Key. The existing, aging water main was built in 1927 and has had numerous breaks in the past few years. The new larger-diameter and more-durable watermain will improve fire flow capacity and better support demand in the neighborhood. Construction is expected begin in the Spring and is expected to take a year and a half. There will be detours, parking restrictions, and unavoidable noise (between 9AM & 4PM). Water service may be disrupted for up to two hours. when the new main is connected to the water system disruptions may last up to eight hours. Advance notice will be given to residents before any planned water shut-offs. County Board Agenda Item
Zoning “Bonus” Heights in LV
In the second part of the meeting county staff will provide an overview of a proposal to award 60 extra feet of height for new buildings that include affordable units. The proposal is ostensibly for projects that are 100% “affordable,” but gives the County Board leeway offer extra height even if a project isn’t completely affordable. The proposal applies to properties zoned RA14-26, RA8-18, and RA6-15. There are several RA8-18 districts in Lyon Village (shown on map in yellow). This could potentially allow 10 story buildings to be built next to single-family homes. The proposal is supported by County Staff, the County Manager, and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing. The county board has advertised a hearing on April 17 to approve this change. Click map to enlarge Sun GazetteWashington Business JournalCounty Staff PresentationCounty Board Agenda ItemZoning MapZoning Ordinance 2020Letter of Support (Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing)
Rolling Road Closures on Lee Sat, Mar 13, 2-4PM The Run for Her Life 5K Walk and Yoga Event will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 2PM to approximately 4PM. The Arlington County Police Department will conduct rolling road closures to accommodate the event. Click map to enlargeNews Release
Lee Hwy to Get HOV/Bus Only Lane
The County has received a grant to convert one eastbound lane from N Veitch to N Lynn during peak morning hours and one westbound lane from N Oak to N Veitch during the evening peak. No date has been set for implementation. Story at ARLnow
Rosslyn Hotel to be Imploded Sunday Where to avoid: Rosslyn Holiday Inn, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive When: Sunday, Dec 13 at 8AM
Adjoining roads and sidewalks will be temporarily closed: I-66, Lee Hwy, N Fort Myer Dr, N Moore St, etc. Roosevelt Bridge traffic will be diverted to the GW Parkway & Route 50. Bus routes 4B, 5A & 38B will detour and 5A will not stop at Rosslyn Station all day. The Gateway Dog Park will remain closed after the implosion for cleanup; estimated to reopen Tue, Dec 15. Citizens are advised to avoid being in front of windows at the time of the implosion. The implosion can be viewed live on Facebook Live.County News ReleaseMap of Exclusion Zone & Closed Streets
Complete Streets Upgrades Planned
Five arterial streets in Arlington are being considered as candidates for a Complete Streets overhaul. Three are near Lyon Village:
● Clarendon Blvd: N Nash St to N. Oak St
● N Lorcom La: Old Dominion Drive to N. Taylor St
● Military Rd: Lorcom La to Old Dominion Dr
Upgrades may include “sidewalk expansion or obstruction elimination,” “curb ramp reconstruction,” “crosswalk and signal enhancements,” “pedestrian-scale lighting,” “improved access to transit stops” and bike lanes. Complete Streets: 2020 Project Page
Milling and repaving on North Lynn Street between east and westbound Lee Highway will occur during the day from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 during normal construction hours. Click to Continue Reading…
The street repaving program runs from March to November. A letter will be mailed to all residents included in a paving project area about 4 to six 6 weeks in advance of the start repaving. Door hangers will be distributed to affected residents with more specific information 48 hours prior to the repaving of their street. Areas scheduled for repaving in Lyon Village are shown on this map in red.
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