Columbia Pike, from the Arlington/Fairfax County line on the west end to South Joyce Street on the east end
The following projects are in construction:
The design of utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements is underway for the following segments of Columbia Pike:
- Wakefield Street to Oakland Street
- Garfield Street to Quinn Street
- Orme Street to Joyce Street
Final design for these Columbia Pike segments is expected to be complete in summer 2019. Construction for the street improvements and utility undergrounding will then proceed in phases through the end of 2021.
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements:
- Four Mile Run to Wakefield Street
- Oakland Street to Garfield Street
- Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike (VDOT project)
About the Project
The goal of this project is to 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 is occurring below the roadway – to replace aging and leak-prone water and sewer pipes and to bury existing overhead utilities underground.
The Columbia Pike Multimodal Transportation Study completed an analysis of existing and future transportation conditions and developed a preliminary design for multimodal street improvements along Columbia Pike to ensure the corridor achieves an appropriate balance of travel options. The analysis examined alternatives with the following improvements:
- Modified street cross-section with reconfigured travel and transit lanes, medians, and left-turn lanes
- Signalized and un-signalized intersections
- On-street parking
- Areas to be readied for existing and future transit services, including concrete pads, wider sidewalks, curb, gutter and utility undergrounding
- Enhanced pedestrian crossings
- Landscaped median areas and street trees
- Parallel bike routes off of Columbia Pike to the north and south of the corridor (to provide alternate routes around lengths of Columbia Pike constrained by right-of-way)
Additional outreach is occurring for individual projects as they move into construction. For more information, visit the following project pages:
The following information is related to community outreach and public involvement for the overall Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project:
The $99 million project is funded with a combination of regional transportation funds and local commercial property taxes dedicated to transportation.