Arlington County

Open Issues: 21 Closed Issues: 57 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2013-09-04

South Arlington

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  • 12th St S Arlington, VA - Douglas Park
    This street is a major cut through but there are no sidewalks for pedestrians. Because of speeding vehicle traffic, it isn't safe for foot traffic. Speed bumps are needed to slow down traffic and sidewalks are needed for the safety of the people walking.
  • S Washington Blvd Arlington, VA 22204, USA - Foxcroft Heights
    Left lane gets slightly wider than markings simply stop forcing a sudden merge with adjacent lane on a curve. There are two signs but vehicles entering from I-395 south don't see these warnings. These drivers may be seeking same lane as those coming from I-395 north if they are not heading east on Columbia Pike.
  • S Walter Reed Dr Arlington, VA - Arlington Heights
    I've used this crosswalk for several years now, and I can safely say that the number of drivers who will stop for someone in the crosswalk is less than 10%. I've been brushed, bumped, and had to jump out of the way a few times, and every time the driver looks at me like it's my fault. This is in front of a library and a community center and is frequented by kids; it's shocking that someone hasn't been run down yet.
  • S Walter Reed Dr Arlington, VA - Penrose
    The merge from S. Walter Reed Drive to Washington Blvd heading towards DC is terrible. I've complained about it before. There's a wreck here probably monthly. I was hit from behind this week by a car that was looking back at oncoming traffic and didn't see I wasn't out of her way yet. Please add a light or something. Traffic from Washington Blvd and Arlington Blvd merge at this same point all doing 50+ MPH and it is a total mess.
  • Paul Street Between Magnolia Ln & Scoville St Falls Church, VA - Bailey's Crossroads
    The street surface is worn away in huge spots along this street. Its always been bad but the snows this winter really made it worse. It needs to be resurfaced but the neighborhood doesn't seem to get any attention from the city.
  • U.S. 50 Arlington, VA 22204, USA - Arlington Forest
    This crosswalk is not lit with a nearby streetlight. Saw a pedestrian almost struck by turning vehicle. Other crosswalks nearby have suitable lighting.
  • 1740-1748 S Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22204, USA - Nauck

    VDOT or the County needs to look into restricting left turns from So.bound Glebe road traffic on to 17th Rd. S, during rush hour. Cars end up stacking into the intersection with Walter Reed or try to swerve out of the way of stopped cars.

    I'm assuming the people are using this to get access to the Army Navy Country Club, but at least at rush hour, using 19th street would be a little safer.

  • Virginia 27 & Columbia Pike & S Washington Blvd Arlington, VA - Foxcroft Heights
    Construction has eliminated an acceleration lane. I've seen cars coming from the westbound Columbia Pike to East/South Washington Blvd. enter the right lane without stopping or yielding. One almost hit me and I've seen it happen to other drivers. We had to slam on our brakes to prevent an accident. The "yield" sign needs to be immediately replaced by several "stop" signs with signs warning those drivers about the stop.
  • 12th St S Arlington, VA - Douglas Park
    The intersection of S. Highland and 12th St. S. needs a traffic circle like the one a block south at 11th St. It's hard to see oncoming traffic when trying to turn onto Highland.
  • 4304 N Arlington Blvd Arlington, VA - Alcova Heights

    The exit signs on Route 50 are tiny and way off to the side. They're also placed just before the exit.

    This leads to a lot of last-minute swerving -- we're talking a four-lane road, people -- and could be solved with an additional sign a ways before each exit.

    NOTE: I'm not terribly geriatric, these signs are tiny for a highway

  • Route 7 And Gorham Street Falls Church, VA - Bailey's Crossroads
    This is a local shortcut for commuters as well as for trucks. The pothole is in the middle of what would be the pedestrian crosswalk if there were one. Any vehicle turning right onto Rt 7 heading for Alexandria risks losing a tire at this point. Gorham St is heavily traveled and always develops substantial potholes that don't get fixed until they're gigantic. It'd be great to get this one patched before winter.
  • 1724 Columbia Pike Arlington, VA - Penrose
    County police set up a trap very often to catch unsuspecting drivers going straight on Columbia Pike from the right lane during morning rush hour. Signage and road markings are difficult to read with small print and do not stand out. The idea is that drivers should be able to turn right onto the 395 onramp from the left lane, but it is a poorly designed idea; rarely do people turn right from the left lane because they know it is dangerous to do so. The idea may work in theory but does not work in practice. The county should eliminate this ridiculous rush hour turn lane system and remove the police trap along with it.