Arlington to complete their portion of transitway Spring 2016
Arlington’s Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, which will complete the area’s first dedicated transit lanes, is now expected to be completed in spring 2016, County officials said today. Alexandria’s portion of the project, running from Potomac Yard to Braddock Road, opened in August of 2014.
“We had complications during construction that caused delays and threatened to push the project over budget,” said Acting County Manager Mark Schwartz. “But we have made changes, including scope modifications, to ensure that we finish this project within budget and get it done by next spring.”
Arlington began building the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, a joint project with the City of Alexandria, in summer 2014. The County’s portion of the project includes 0.75 miles of new transit-only roadway, 1.5 miles of on-street dedicated transit lanes, seven new stations and traffic signal upgrades along the Transitway route.