MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Columbia Pike West End Traffic Changes

Published on January 02, 2020

Arlington County invites the media to a briefing on new traffic patterns along the west end of Columbia Pike in Arlington, between South Jefferson Street and the Four Mile Run bridge.

The new traffic patterns are expected to cause additional delays for those travelling through this area. They are necessary so the contractor for the Columbia Pike utility undergrounding and streetscape improvement project can install a utility duct bank system beneath the eastbound lanes.

The following changes will be in place between South Jefferson Street and the Four Mile Run bridge for most of 2020:

  1. Only one lane is open in each direction of Columbia Pike daily, including weekends. An additional lane is open in the eastbound direction during weekday morning rush hours (7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.).

  2. There are new No Left Turn signs between South Greenbrier Street and South Dinwiddie Street, to help keep traffic and pedestrians moving safely during construction.


WHAT: Columbia Pike west end traffic changes

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

WHO: Ramzi Awwad, Engineering Bureau Chief, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

WHERE: The briefing will begin at the corner of Columbia Pike and South Dinwiddie Street, adjacent to the Arlington Mill Community Center. Attendees will then walk west along Columbia Pike to see the work zone and new traffic pattern.

For questions, contact Eric Balliet, 703-228-3770