North Washington Street and Columbia Street Traffic Signal Improvements


The intersection of North Washington Street and Columbia Street was identified as one of four City intersections needing improvements as part of the application process for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for FY 15 Revenue Sharing funds. The main reason these were identified for upgrades was to remove signal heads and span wires from Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) utility poles. City Council approved this project as part of the FY 2015-2019 CIP under the Traffic Signals Infrastructure Program. 


Work at this intersection will include removal of existing signal heads and video detection from Dominion Virginia Power poles and will install new signal equipment including decorative traffic signal poles, pedestrian signals, and a new cabinet. Signage and pavement markings will be replaced as needed, including new high-visibility crosswalks. This project will improve pedestrian accessibility by updating signal timing, providing ADA-compliant crossings, and installing pedestrian-scale lightning. 

Please see draft concept plan here.

Project Location


Design: Summer 2017
Construction: Summer 2018


This project is funded through grant monies from the Revenue Sharing program ($300,000 VDOT Revenue Sharing grant funds and $300,000 local funds). 

For more information about this project, please contact Jennifer Wang at 703-248-5308 (TTY 711).