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More Space for Buses and Mixed Use Planned for Busy Northern Virginia Corridor

The Lee Highway is expected to face new strains, and new life, with the arrival of Amazon, so planners are planning a transformation, starting with a new bus lane.
January 27, 2020, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Arlington is once again planning to convert an outside lane on Lee Highway to bus and HOV only," reports Vernon Miles.

The Arlington County Transportation Commission has thrown unanimous support behind a request for $1 million in funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission "for pavement treatment, restriping, and signage for a new bus lanes."

"The lanes would operate eastbound from N. Veitch Street to N. Lynn Street in Rosslyn during morning peak period, and westbound from N. Oak Street to N. Veitch Street during evening peak periods, staff said in the application," explains Miles. "The lane would otherwise be open to general-purpose travel."

The bus lane plan, if implemented, would be one step toward a larger plan to transform Lee Highway with mixed-use development and a shift away from automobile dependency. Miles reported on the larger plan in a separate article published earlier this month. Arlington County planners are hosting public workshops on the plan on January 31 and February 1.

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Published on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Arl Now
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