Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Right turn onto Potomac Avenue from Target parking lot will soon be legal for passenger vehicles.
The “No Right Turn” sign behind Target at Potomac Yard Shopping Center—the one often ignored by shoppers exiting onto Potomac Avenue in their cars—is being modified. Alexandria’s Traffic and Parking Board moved Monday to change the sign to one prohibiting only trucks from making the right-hand turn from the southern end of the shopping center onto Potomac Avenue. After receiving citizen requests to investigate the intersection, city staff observed more than 70 percent of vehicles using the exit violated the sign. Monday’s decision effectively legalizes the predominant use of the intersection. • Where are the worst intersections and roads in Alexandria? Help Patch build a map. The sign predates the opening of Potomac Avenue when the area …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Elements of the new 21-acre linear park continue to pop up on the eastern edge of the Pulte development at Potomac Yard.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Wednesday, January 30
Green, blue and purple pieces of playground equipment have begun to pop up in Potomac Yard Park, a 21-acre linear park that’s taking shape this winter along Potomac Avenue in the Pulte development at Potomac Yard. Eventually the park will feature a stage, play fountain for children, maze, canal and athletic courts, among many other amenities. Connected by a lighted, 1.5-mile multi-use trail from Target to Braddock Road Metro station, the park will house its amenities in several “belvederes” or urban plazas located where the development’s streets dead-end into the rail tracks to the east. Each belvedere will contain a different amenity. Athletic court lights, paved surfaces, trees and elements of the belvederes have also started to spring …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Road provides access to Potomac Yard Center, Harris Teeter and Crystal City from Del Ray.
3:45 p.m. update — The Arlandrian provides a tour of Potomac Avenue. — — — — 3:25 p.m. update — The City of Alexandria released the following statement in regards to the opening of Potomac Avenue: "The City of Alexandria reminds residents Potomac Avenue is currently open to traffic. This roadway runs from the Monroe Avenue Bridge, across Four Mile Run and into Arlington County, parallel to Route 1. "Potomac Avenue is a public road, which was constructed as part of the Potomac Yard development project. It runs approximately 1.4 miles." The release mentions an adjacent shared-use trail to Potomac Avenue that is also open. The speed limit on Potomac Avenue is posted at 25 mph and is currently being enforced by Alexandria Police. — — — — …