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File #: 21-0605    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/30/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/23/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Two-Way to One-Way (southbound) Conversion of the Access Street in Front of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-0605_Attachment 1 - Resolution for Masonic Memorial Access Street, 2. 21-0605_Attachment 2 - Traffic & Parking Board Docket and Minutes, 3. 21-0605_Attachment 3 - Resident Letter of Support from Rosemont Listserv, 4. 21-0605_Attachmnet 4: Letter from George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, 5. 21-0605_Attachment 5 - Presentation, 6. 21-0605_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: MARCH 17, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Two-Way to One-Way (southbound) Conversion of the Access Street in Front of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Should the access street in front of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial convert from two-way to one-way (southbound) to enable implementation of the King-Callahan-Russell intersection safety and congestion mitigation improvements project?

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the resolution (Attachment 1) for conversion of the access street from two-way operation to one-way (southbound) operation.

BACKGROUND: Consideration of this conversion is the only Council-level action necessary to implement the King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement Project, which was approved by the Traffic & Parking Board in December. After considering the community input received throughout the fall and the resulting positive testimony at the public hearing on this project, the Board unanimously approved a motion intended to mitigate traffic congestion and improve safety for people walking to the King Street Metro station (Attachment 2).

This request originated when the Federal Transit Administration awarded the City a $1.2 million grant to improve safety at this intersection based on community-generated concepts from the Council-adopted Transportation Master Plan. Community engagement began in 2015. Staff in 2016 to 2017 collected and analyzed data and developed options for consideration. However, delays arose due to the combination of staff capacity and implementation of the King Street Metro Improvements Project and the 2019 Metro Summer Shutdown. In 2019, staff collected updated data, conducted a detailed traffic ...

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