Pentagon City on the east side of South Hayes Street at 12th Street South
The tunnel opened in February 2018.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7 am to 6 pm, excluding federal holidays.
About the Project
Built in the mid-1980s, the pedestrian tunnel was intended to provide access from the northeast corner of South Hayes and 12th Streets to the Metrorail station, but, for a number of reasons, was never opened. Renovating and opening the entryway will provide an additional access point to one of Arlington’s highest ridership Metrorail stations and to its largest retail center, Fashion Centre.
The entryway consists of stairs at the northeast corner of South Hayes and 12th Streets going down to a pedestrian tunnel under South Hayes Street and connecting to the mezzanine level of the Pentagon City Metrorail Station, operated by WMATA.
The project includes:
- Repairing/restoring approximately 2,400 square feet of tunnel space
- Updating mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
- Reinforcing structural components
- Upgrading tunnel elements to meet current code standards
Total project costs are approximately $1.3 million. Funding includes previously approved local bonds, commercial real estate tax revenues dedicated to transportation, and state reimbursement grants.