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Lynn Street to Get Its Stripes… Starting Tuesday

by ARLnow.com October 8, 2010 at 9:16 am 6 Comments

(Updated at 6:30 p.m.) For the past couple of weeks, drivers heading north on Lynn Street from Route 50 have had to guess what constitutes a lane on the large expanse of newly-paved but unmarked asphalt.

But Rosslyn’s vehicular Wild West is about to be tamed. Lane markings are set to be installed starting on Tuesday night, according to Wayne Wentz, the county’s transportation engineering chief. The work is expected to wrap up “by the end of the week.”

Why wasn’t it done earlier? Wentz told TBD the road was repaved before a lane striping plan was in place due to “a scheduling challenge.”

In an earlier version of this article, another county official erroneously said the work was to begin Saturday.

  • MikeyinCrystalC

    about time!

  • Arlington

    This isn’t the first time. I’ve emailed Arlington County about other streets that have been repaved this summer but not striped for over 2 weeks.

    I’ll give them the benefit out doubt for a few days – but after that, someone dropped the ball.

  • Valerie

    Thank you ARLnow, you did it.

  • Let’s Be Free

    If it were missing sharrows, they would have been painted by now. 🙂

  • Dave

    Another place that needs marking is N. Randolph at the intersection with N. Glebe. The county made it three lanes (I assume for left, straight into Harris Teeter, and right), but never painted any arrows there are routinely vehicles turning left or right from the center lane. If that’s the way they want it, fine, but mark the lanes so other drives can know what’s going on.

  • Ali

    Yet another place needing marking is Eads Street between 20th and 23rd in Crystal City. There were no markings for a week and now there’s some barely visible spray paint. It’s a disaster with or without markings but the lack thereof makes it rather treacherous to drive (and the Metrobuses plowing through does not help at all).

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