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Route 1 Transitway Project

February-April 2014 Construction Activities

  • Construction of the transit lanes is complete. Over the next few months, crews will be installing landscaping and constructing the transitway stations.
  • Over the winter, landscaping work has included excavation for landscaping materials and placement of the new soil in the exacavated areas.
  • Placement of trees began in March, starting in the median north of East Glebe Road.
  • Station foundation excavations and installation of mud mat in the foundations have begun.
  • Upcoming work will include:
    • Street lighting foundations in the median;
    • Electrical boring work for the stations;
    • Pouring the concrete slab for station platforms; and
    • Continued placement of trees and plants in green areas. 

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New Premium Transit Service Announced by WMATA  

  • Starting in 2014, WMATA will run the region's first premium bus transit service along the Transitway between the Braddock Road and Pentagon City Metrorail stations. The five-mile corridor will offer segments of exclusive running way, frequent service, off-board fare collection, and level boarding. The City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and WMATA have collaborated on the branding to distinguish this new transitway service from other bus services in the region. The service will be called Metroway and will feature a bold, blue vehicle design, which easily distinguishes the vehicle from other services in the area.
  • Service will run every 12 minutes Monday-Friday and every 20 minutes on weekends. Hours will be:

    • Monday-Thursday:     5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    • Friday:                          5:30 a.m. - midnight

    • Saturday:                     6:30 a.m. - midnight

    • Sunday:                       7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 



Additional Construction Information

  • Transitway construction crew members will continue to park near the construction work area on the east side of Route 1 and not in the neighborhoods to the west.
  • No construction vehicles for this project will be permitted to travel through the neighborhoods west of Route 1. Vehicles exiting this area will be required to exit towards Route 1.


  • Site Location and Planned Alignment - Horizontal image

Public Meetings



Meeting Materials 

April 18, 2012


Agenda - Presentation - BRT Flyer 

June 14, 2012

Audio  Agenda - Presentation - BRT Flyer - Options 

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