Potomac Avenue and Glebe Road Complete Streets
The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station is anticipated to open in Alexandria in the fall of 2022. The south station entrance will open onto the Potomac Yard Trail at Potomac Avenue and glebe Road. Once the station opens, potential conflicts are anticipated given the increased volume of people walking, biking, riding the bus, and driving to access the new station. The goal of this project is to enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access and minimize conflicts between people traveling in this area.
Potomac Avenue looking north to Glebe Road. The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station will be to the right of the trail (east). The National Industries for the Blind and the American Physical Therapy Association are located on the left (west).
Community Engagement: Ongoing
Design: Fall 2021-Summer 2022
Construction: Summer/Fall 2022
Staff has engaged directly with stakeholders to gather input and feedback on potential intersection improvements, including the National Industries for the Blind, The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Group (PYMIG), Alexandria Families for Safe Streets, and the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
February 2022 | PYMIG Update
October 2021 | PYMIG Update
Traffic & Parking Board Approval
At its June 27 Public Hearing, the City's Traffic & Parking Board voted unanimously to approve the conversion of the existing eastbound right-turn lane to a bus-only lane.
June 27 Traffic & Parking Board Meeting Materials:
Docket (Item #5)
Concept Plan Overview
Final Design Plans
Status: In Progress
Construction has begun. Due to weather and coordination between this project, the Potomac Yard Metrorail project, and the Potomac Yard development project, it may be some time before residents see significant changes at the intersection. Staff expect the intersection improvements to be complete by Summer 2023. Stay tuned for updates!
For more information on this project, contact Alex Carroll, Project Manager, at Alexandria.Carroll@AlexandriaVA.gov.