Columbia Pike: Segment D


Columbia Pike between South Garfield Street and South Courthouse Road., Arlington, VA 22204  View Map




Construction Update - February 2024

In mid-January, construction crews will begin sanitary sewer manhole and pipe installation within the intersection of S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. This work is expected to last two to three weeks.

While crews are working within the intersection, ACPD officers will be on site from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to assist with traffic flow.

Intersection at South Walter Reed Drive Detours

Washington Gas Utility Work

Washington Gas is performing utility work on Columbia Pike between South Courthouse Road and South Walter Reed Drive. Expect slow downs, lane closures, and turn restrictions. 

Nightwork in front of Burrito Bros./S. Barton St. - Feb 29. - Mar. 8

Starting on Thursday, February 29, Washington Gas will be conducting overnight work on Columbia Pike in front of Burrito Bros. which will close the westbound lanes. 

This work will take place between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am on weekdays, and is expected to last about a week.

  •  All Columbia Pike traffic will shift to the south lanes, with one travel lane in each direction. 
  • On S. Barton St., travel lanes will shift east, with one lane in each direction; there will be no curbside parking, and "No Parking" signs will be installed.
  • Sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open during work.
  • The westbound bus stop at S. Barton St. will close; passengers should use stops at S. Courthouse Rd. and S. Walter Reed drive. The eastbound stop will remain open.

The overnight work is scheduled to reduce impacts to travelers in the area during the day. 



For additional information, contact Mike Ukanowicz, Washington Gas Supervisor at, or Tomar Ransom at or by phone at 571-221-9692.

Travel Impacts

Work Hours:

Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (except Federal holidays)
Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Residents should expect to see and hear dust, mud, noise, debris, and temporary traffic and parking restrictions. In locations where parking will be prohibited during work, no parking signs will be posted.

These traffic pattern changes are essential for the contractors to construct a safer and more accessible Columbia Pike in an efficient and safe manner while maintaining access to residences and businesses along the corridor.

About the Project

This work is part of the Columbia Pike Multimodal project that will make Columbia Pike a safer, more accessible route for all users. Arlington is transforming this main thoroughfare into a complete street that balances all modes of travel and supports high-quality, high-frequency transit service.

In addition to visible improvements to the road, extensive work will occur below the roadway to replace aging and leak-prone water and sewer pipes.

Streetscape improvements will include:

  • Sidewalk upgrades, including widening where space is available, and leveling
  • New streetlights
  • Upgraded traffic signals
  • Street trees
  • See the rendering

Public Process

During the planning phase with this project, staff met with adjacent property owners civic associations to discuss the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project and provide construction updates. Outreach will continue as the project moves forward.