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Hayes Street Construction to Wrap Up This Spring

Construction on the Pentagon City Multimodal Project on S. Hayes Street is expected to wrap up this spring, county officials say.

The project has been under construction since the summer of 2012. It’s expected to bring numerous streetscape improvements to the stretch of Hayes Street between 15th Street and Army Navy Drive. The stretch includes entrances to the Pentagon City Metro station and the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall.

Some residents have been asking ARLnow.com when the project and its associated lane and sidewalk closures would end. Arlington County spokeswoman Jennifer Heilman says the end is near.

“Crews are currently working on traffic signal installation and landscaping in the median, which includes plantings, bioretention areas to manage stormwater runoff, and installation of porous pavement,” she said via email. “We expect construction to conclude by spring 2014.”

That’s within the project’s expected two-year timetable.

The $9 million project was approved by the County Board in April 2012. The features planned as part of the project include:

  • Upgraded traffic signals with improved timing at each intersection
  • Clearly designated mid-block crossing areas
  • New, upgraded street furniture
  • New street lighting and accent lighting
  • New sidewalks, crosswalks and lane markings
  • New ADA ramps and pedestrian crossing equipment at all intersections
  • Bioretention and rain garden landscape features to manage stormwater runoff
  • Improved landscaping including street trees and ground cover throughout the project area
  • Improved amenities for bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians and visitors to the Pentagon City area

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