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Pentagon City Multimodal

The Pentagon City Multimodal Project will improve safety and access for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and vehicles along South Hayes Street between Army Navy Drive and 15th Street South. This street and infrastructure improvement project will also enhance the appearance of the area and create a sense of place for all who visit and live in Pentagon City.

Howeler Yoon Architecture

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Project Plan

The planned improvements (PDF) range from state-of-the-art traffic signals and ADA features to environmentally-friendly landscaping features, including:

  • Upgraded traffic signals with improved timing at each intersection
  • Designated mid-block crossing areas, sidewalks, crosswalks and lane markings
  • Upgraded street furniture, street lighting and accent lighting
  • Improved amenities for bicyclists, transit riders and pedestrians
  • Bioretention and rain garden landscape features to manage stormwater runoff
  • New street trees
  • Landscape enhancements including mini-plazas, pre-cast benches and retaining walls
Project ribbon cutting

Congressman Jim Moran and Arlington County Board Members Walter Tejada and Libby Garvey joined stakeholders and project staff to cut the ribbon celebrating the project’s substantial completion on April 24, 2014.


Construction started summer 2012 and will be complete in spring 2014.

Construction Sequence

Construction was completed in sequenced phases to alleviate traffic congestion as much as possible.

Working with the Community

The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and members of the community worked together on plans for safety improvements for pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle and transit users along South Hayes Street. This multimodal project completes safety improvements that have been thoroughly vetted through the community since 2003.

The project team conducted numerous stakeholder meetings, beginning as early as 2003, about the plans. Stakeholder meetings included members of the surrounding community, adjacent property owners, VDOT, WMATA, County staff and other government officials.