(Updated 12:25 p.m.) Some big changes are on the way for bus stops around Arlington, as county workers kick off plans to shutter several lightly used stops and renovate dozens more.
The county is starting construction work this spring on a whole host of changes to its Metrobus and Arlington Rapid Transit stops along Washington Boulevard from Sycamore Street in East Falls Church to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Route 50 in Lyon Park. In all, the county plans to add new amenities to busy stops and make every stop along the corridor more accessible for people with disabilities, according to a news release.
While the county is still waiting on some final approvals from local landowners, transportation officials are hoping to relocate some stops, and add new shelters, benches or trash bins to others.
In all, the county is planning on closing stops at eight locations around Arlington, due to a lack of riders:
- 3rd Street N., westbound
- N. Stuart Street, westbound and eastbound
- N. Utah Street, westbound and eastbound
- N. Frederick Street, westbound and eastbound
- N. Inglewood Street, westbound and eastbound
- N. Kenilworth Street, westbound
- N. Kentucky Street, eastbound
- N. Nottingham Street, westbound
The county expects construction work on the stops to continue through the summer of 2019. Arlington is funding the project using some of the county’s share of revenue generated by the new tolls on drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway during the morning and evening rush hours.
Full details on the planned construction across the county are available on Arlington’s website.