Redesign Coming to Clarendon Circle

Redesign Coming to Clarendon Circle

Clarendon Circle is being redesigned to make it more accessible and safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists traveling through the intersection of Wilson and Clarendon boulevards and Washington Boulevard.

Last month the Arlington County Board approved acquisition of temporary and permanent easements on a piece of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s property along Washington Boulevard to be used for public sidewalk, curb, gutter, utilities and drainage improvements, at a cost of $25,000. More easements, from four other properties, are expected to be finalized over the next few months. Design analysis for the intersection has already been completed.

Project work will include:

  • Reducing intersection size

  • Shortening pedestrian crossing distances and widening sidewalks

  • Better aligning Washington and Wilson Boulevards

  • Upgrading traffic signals

  • Improving area lighting and Installing new “Carlyle” streetlights

  • Widening center medians at all crossings

  • Adding on-street bike lanes and improving bike routes

  • Planting street trees

The engineering design phase will wrap up in the next few months and construction is expected to begin in summer 2018. It will take about a year to complete. For more information and for future updates, visit