Columbia Pike: Segment D


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



Construction is expected to begin the week of October 23, 2023.


Construction Update - October 2023

Crews will begin work on Columbia Pike between South Walter Reed Drive and South Cleveland Street on the week of October 23, 2023.

  • During this time, the left lanes in each direction will be closed, and the right lanes will remain open. 
  • Sidewalks and bus stops will remain open.
  • Signs and cones will direct traffic. All travelers should expect speed reductions as travel lanes narrow.
  • Work in this area is expected to last through Spring of 2024

This initial utility work is in preparation for future transportation improvements on this segment of the Columbia Pike Multimodal Improvements Project.

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. 

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

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.