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Street improvement plan for Columbia Pike at Columbus Street.

Street improvement plan for Columbia Pike at Columbus Street.

Arlington County

Three-Year Project Along Columbia Pike Begins

​Crews have begun work on Columbia Pike between the Arlington/Fairfax County boundary and Four Mile Run as part of the pike’s massive three-year utility undergrounding and streetscape project.

The contractor for the project, Fort Myer, began work last Saturday starting at South Jefferson Street and moving east toward Four Mile Run Bridge, according to the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services.

Work Times

Crews will continue working on Saturdays for the duration of the project from 10 am to 6 pm. This week, Fort Myer is scheduled to work from 9 pm through 7 am, although work may continue through the day as required.

During this project, nighttime work will be scheduled as needed, and will generally occur when work is being performed at intersections. Noise impacts will include back-up alerts from construction vehicles and noise from heavy vehicles and equipment (i.e. loaders, excavators, compressors, dump trucks, etc.).

Traffic Impacts

  • There will be traffic disruptions and lane closures throughout the duration of this project.
  • Around the work zone on Columbia Pike, at least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Left-turn restrictions may be required. The county is warning drivers not to drive through a work zone.
  • Equipment and materials will be staged at several locations along Columbia Pike. Access to adjacent properties will remain open, but there may be turn restrictions into and out of the properties.

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