Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alexandria's Update on Route 1 Bus Rapid Transit Plans

View of Route 1 at East Glebe Road

In April 2011, City of Alexandria City Council approved building a Bus Rapid Transit facility within the median  Route 1 as part of the Crystal City-Potomac Yard (CCPY) Transitway, a 5-mile length of priority transit service between the Pentagon City and Braddock Road Metro Stations.

Alexandria is paying for the Route 1 portion with $8.5 million dollars of federal stimulas TIGER grant. On Route 1 the BRT is a portion of the CCPY from Potomac Avenue to East Glebe Road. The Design-Build contract was awarded in November 2011 and construction is scheduled to begin in July 2012,
with an opening date of December 2013.

Last night, the City provided this update on the progress.


Lacy said...

The left turn lane onto E Glebe from northbound Rt 1 is too short IMO. There is room for it to be extended. This is definitely needed as they are taking away the possibility of a left onto Hume one block south.

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