Making Cherrydale's Busy "Five Points' Intersection Sa

Published on July 31, 2017

A project to boost safety and mobility at the Cherrydale neighborhood's "Five Points' intersection is officially underway. Survey and geotechnical work are being conducted, and will soon be followed by traffic modifications, excavation and concrete work.

The project, designed to support the revitalization of Lee Highway in Cherrydale,  will upgrade traffic signal equipment and streetlights; add bike lanes; improve crosswalks and transit stops; widen sidewalks; add street trees and provide ADA accessible curb ramps. It should all be finished in summer 2018.

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"Improving this busy intersection at the Lee Highway/Old Dominion Drive and N. Quincy Street/Military Road - a major transportation crossing for pedestrians, bikers, transit users and motorists — is part of the County's larger effort to make the Cherrydale neighborhood safer and more accessible for all modes of travel," said Arlington's Director of Transportation Dennis Leach.

The project will use planning and design elements of the Lee Highway Cherrydale Revitalization PlanLee Highway Visioning Study and the Master Transportation Plan.

The project design also incorporates feedback from the Cherrydale Listserv, County staff and from public meetings.

Work hours and construction impacts

  • Work hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the project area along N. Quincy Street).

  • Construction crews typically will close one travel lane adjacent to the work area with drums/cones while maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.

  • All businesses located within the project area will remain open.

  • Sidewalk detours and temporary crosswalks will be used to maintain pedestrian access throughout the project area.

  • Several bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction. Notices will be posted in advance on bus stop flags, and will say where temporary bus stops will be located.

For specific questions or concerns, please contact: Gerald Roberson, Construction Manager at 571-220-1880 or or Jon Lawler, Project Manager at 703-228-3724 or

Visit the project website for more information and future updates.