Alexandria, VA – Does your street need better curb ramps? Is it hard to see oncoming traffic? Is it hard to cross the street? Let us know! This feedback is one form of input the City will consider for roadway improvements. Staff will prioritize projects based on feasibility, safety, repaving schedules, and available funding.
In 2011, City Council adopted the Complete Streets Policy. This policy required that street improvements be made for all roadway users as part of regular maintenance whenever possible. When streets are repaved, this provides an opportunity to upgrade parts of the street to better serve people of all ages and abilities by improving safety, access, and mobility.
One of the goals of these repaving projects is to turn the City’s adopted plans into reality. Some of these plans include the Pedestrian and Bicycle Chapter of the Transportation Master Plan, Safe Routes to School Program, and the Vision Zero Action Plan. These plans also involved community input and included recommendations to make our streets safer and more accessible for everyone.
The City is currently asking for community input on the following streets.
- Alfred Street (First Street to Church Street)
- Cameron Mills Road (Virginia Avenue to Allison Street)
- Morgan Street (North Chambliss Street to cul-de-sac)
- Rayburn Avenue (North Beauregard Street to Reading Avenue)
- Reading Avenue (Rayburn Avenue to North Beauregard Street)
- West Street (Duke Street to Wythe Street)
Want to hear what other people said? A feedback summary for each street will be posted online in Spring.
Below are some examples of changes that may be considered for a street:
- Add or upgrade curb ramps
- Add or upgrade pedestrian crosswalks
- Roadway signage
- Bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes or shared-lane markings
- Speed cushions or other traffic calming devices
- Changes to parking
- Additional pedestrian crossing treatments
- Minor signal timing changes
- Lane striping modifications (i.e. striping a parking lane or narrowing travel lanes)
Visit the website here to get more information, see what streets are scheduled to be repaved, review input from previous years, and offer your comments.