Columbia Pike from the Arlington/Fairfax County line on the west end to South Joyce Street on the east end.
- Bike Boulevards
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: County Line to Four Mile Run
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: Courthouse Road to Quinn Street
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: Wakefield Street to Oakland Street
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: Four Mile Run to Wakefield Street
- Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements: Oakland Street to Garfield Street
- Washington Boulevard Bridge Over Columbia Pike
In 2014 the Arlington County Board approved additional design services for the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project. The contractor is developing final engineering and construction documents for the entire Pike corridor. This will allow the County to obtain construction bids and begin the remaining street and utility improvements.
Final design for the remaining Columbia Pike segments is expected to be complete in spring 2017. Construction for the street improvements and utility undergrounding will proceed in phases through fall 2019.
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)
The $99 million project is funded with a combination of regional transportation funds and local commercial property taxes dedicated to transportation.