Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail Station Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
Location: Eisenhower East
Managing Dept.: Project Implementation
Sponsor Dept.: Transportation & Environmental Services
City Staff presented an enhanced crosswalk design concept developed based on results from Online Public Feedback Form and stakeholder engagement at the February 27, 2023 Traffic and Parking Board (TPB) Meeting. The Board concurs with staff's recommendation for the removal of the westbound right turn lane from Eisenhower Avenue to Hoffman Street to implement the enhanced crosswalk design.
Online Public Feedback Form Results can be found on Pages 80-85 of the TPB Docket Report.
The City of Alexandria is making improvements to the pedestrian crossing infrastructure along Eisenhower Avenue immediately adjacent to the Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail Station. This project was identified as a high priority improvement in the Eisenhower East Small Area Plan adopted by Alexandria City Council on March 14, 2020.
This area has experienced an increase in the number of pedestrians due to high-density residential developments north of the station, plus staff and visitors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, National Science Foundation (NSF), and WMATA’s Virginia facility. Pedestrian traffic will continue to increase as the mixed-use additions to Hoffman Town Center and other planned developments are completed.
Improving the crossing is vital for pedestrian safety and accessibility of the Metrorail Station, and overall connectivity between the station and other areas of Eisenhower East.
Project funding is provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and administered by Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC).
- January 2022 - February 2023
- March 2023 - December 2023
- Procurement: December 2023 - July 2024
- Execution: August 2024 - October 2025
The conceptual design will be advanced to construction-level plans.
During April and May 2022, the City of Alexandria collected community input on the experience of crossing Eisenhower Avenue within the immediate vicinity of the Eisenhower Avenue Metrorail Station. The information collected will be used to inform the project site selection and initial design concepts. The survey results and conceptual designs were shared with the Traffic and Parking Board in Winter 2023.