Park Avenue Great Streets Project

Status - Design

The project is well underway. ROW document and authorization have been submitted to the City and VDOT.  Consultant is working on the underground utility duct banks. Download a PowerPoint Presentation to see highlights and renderings (PDF, 23 pages), or download an information sheet here (PDF, 2 pages).

About the Project

This project will transform Park Avenue from N. Virginia Avenue to N. Washington Street into a “Great Street,” which are lively, attractive roadways that accommodate all modes of transportation while promoting social interaction, civic activity, and/or commerce.

There are many components to this project, including:

  • Undergrounding utility poles
  • More trees
  • Make this section a Bike Boulevard.
  • Slowing the speed limit to 20 miles per hour
  • Raised intersections with bulb outs to shorten crosswalks
  • Realigning the Maple Avenue intersection
  • Gateway features at each end of the project
  • Improved entrance to Cherry Hill Park
  • Improving the intersections of Little Falls Street and Maple Avenue, with Park Avenue and with the north side intersections with Broad Street.

Funding

The project is funded by VDOT SmartScale funds ($2.8M), NVTA 70% funds ($8.3M), and NVTA 30% funds ($410K). The current project budget available for the PE phase which will cover Survey, Environmental, and Design-related services is $1,565,080. The entire project budget is $11,510,000, which covers all PE, ROW, Construction, CEI, and CFC staff time.

Schedule

The following is subject to change.

  • Winter 2018 to Summer 2026: Design
  • Fall 2023 to Spring 2026: Right-Of-Way Authorization
  • Summer 2026: Advertising
  • Winter 2027 to Summer 2028: Construction
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Public Outreach

Project History, Design Reviews, and Approvals