Wednesday, February 20, 2013
At least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during inspection.
A Federal Highway Administration (FHA) inspection of the Arlington Memorial Bridge will impact traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through March 5. Tuesday the FHA began an "in-depth inspection of the concrete deck" of the bridge that spans the Potomac between Arlington and DC. According to an alert from the National Park Service the inspection will result in shifting lane closures, but at least one lane in each direction will remain open. Drivers are advised to be alert and expect delays during inspection hours. However, all lanes will be open during the morning and evening rush hours.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Park Service is seeking public input on the placement of potential boathouses along the Potomac River.
The National Park Service, already considering a boathouse zone along the Potomac in Washington, D.C., has set its sites on Arlington, too. Boathouses could one day spot the landscape on either side of the Key Bridge. Tuesday, the agency will hold a public input meeting on "proposed siting and construction of a public facility for non-motorized boats on the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River," according to the project website. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School. Congress tasked the National Park Service in 1998 with identifying sites in Arlington and in 2002 the agency published a feasibility study for the area. "The study examined building a facility, which included indoor storage space and …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
These things can't be found in any catalog, but it sure would be great to see Arlington get them.
In the modern spirit of the season, I present my holiday wish list for Arlington cyclists: 5. End the subpar cutting and "repairing" of our streets. Yes, frequent pavement cuts and covers are an inherent part of growth and redevelopment. While Arlington manages most aspects of its growth fairly well, the pavement repair quality has taken a serious nosedive in the past year. The jagged edges, unfilled cuts, and unexpected lumps routinely result in dangerous situations for cyclists and pedestrians. Arlington County needs to do a far better job than it does of holding contractors accountable for the damage they're doing to our streets. 4. It’s time for the National Park Service to become bike friendly. It's a rare Arlington cyclist that stays…