N. Lynn Street Esplanade
Lynn Street is at the heart of a major regional crossroads. Reconstructing this street meant taking on the challenges of crossing a capped interstate freeway and an underground Metrorail line while the surface street itself carries tens of thousands of commuters in cars and buses, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians on a major regional trail. We re-envisioned Lynn Street as a world-class, multimodal corridor, taking this project from the concept phase through final design and construction.
The project reconstructed an existing bridge over I-66 to transform the structure and its surroundings. New elements include widened sidewalks, an expanded multiuse path, street trees, LED streetlights, planting areas, public art, crosswalk improvements, widened trails, bike lanes, signal and sign improvements, and safer intersections. Throughout the planning and design process we coordinated with numerous national, state, and local agencies and stakeholders. Proper design and construction of the Esplanade also required extensive coordination with a wide variety of engineering disciplines and technical specialists, as well as a project artist.
Completed in 2020, the corridor has reconnected downtown Arlington to the Potomac River waterfront and is an inviting pedestrian environment that has improved multimodal safety while maintaining efficient movement of traffic.
- Final Design and Construction Documentation
- Roadway and Street Design
- Traffic Engineering and Operations
- Conceptual Design
- Site Development and Permitting
- Inclusive Design and ADA
- Utilities and Right-of-Way
- Construction Administration
- Urban Design and Placemaking
- Trails and Greenways
- Streetscape Design
- Parks and Plazas
- Corridor Studies