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Eads Street Exit Ramp

Widening the ramp from I-395 HOV to Eads Street in Arlington

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2013

Est Completion Date
October 2013

Cost
Approx. $2 million

Contractor
A & M Concrete Corp.

Locality
Arlington

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Charles M. Harvey, P.E.
703-259-3234
Yusaf Masud
703-259-2973

About the Project

This project widens the ramp from the northbound I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to Eads Street in Arlington County, to improve safety and relieve backups at this location during the morning rush hour.

The ramp serves more than 1,150 vehicles per hour during the morning peak, with 10% of the traffic being buses. It serves HOV and buses destined for the Pentagon and Metro station, a major transit hub for Metrorail, local and commuter buses, carpools and sluggers. Currently, more than half of traffic on the ramp is destined for the Pentagon building and Metro station (left turn) and 44% is destined for employment centers in Arlington (right turn).

While the ramp is marked as a single lane, it is informally used as two lanes, and widening will help alleviate some of the recurring congestion that causes back-ups into the HOV lanes. It will also improve safety by providing a clear delineation for two lanes of traffic.

Cost:
Preliminary engineering: $500,000
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: $0
Construction: $1.5 million
Total: Approximately $2 million

Traffic Impacts

Most work is being done inside concrete barriers and when the ramp and HOV lanes are closed to traffic.

Resources

PDFs 
Project brochure from the public hearing held in August 2011
Environmental document (programmatic categorical exclusion)

UPC: 77262  State Project: 0395-000-108, P101, M501 Federal Project: CM-5401(668)

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