Harrison Street Traffic Workshop Scheduled for Tuesday, April 20

County Transportation Dept. to Conduct Planning Excercise

Time and Place: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Yorktown High School
7:30 p.m.

Arlington County transportation officials will be seeking neighborhood input on traffic speed and pedestrian safety concerns in the segment of North Harrison Street from Lee Highway through the Little Falls Road intersection. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in the Yorktown High School cafeteria. The meeting will involve tabletop planning excercises to help facilitate discussion of possible solutions.

Residents will also be provided with an update of a major effort underway to develop traffic calming options for arterial streets, as well as an update of the residential traffic calming program. This segment of Harrison Street is classified as an arterial street and is not eligible for speed bumps and other traffic calming measures that can be taken as part of the residential traffic calming program. However, it has been included as one of 10 arterial streets in Arlington to be analyzed as part of the arterial street study.

Other topics may include:

  • the sign and striping changes made late last year on Harrison Street
  • turn lanes and other design changes planned for the Lee Highway interesection
  • recent discussions about the possibility of nubs and stamped crosswalks at the Little Falls intersection
  • possibility of lane design changes at the Lee/Harrison shops.