Joan Morris 703-259-1799

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


Feb. 19, 2014


Arlington—During the weekends of Feb. 22 and March 1, Columbia Pike will be closed in both directions between South Queen Street and South Orme Street as crews finish demolishing the old Washington Boulevard Bridge.

Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via the interchange ramps and temporary pavement. Detour signs and will be in place to direct traffic to the various destinations:

  • Traffic on Columbia Pike eastbound to I-395 North and Washington Boulevard will turn left at South Quinn Street then turn right onto Washington Boulevard southbound.
  • Traffic on Columbia Pike westbound to Washington Boulevard southbound or I-395 North will be detoured to Second Street.
  • Traffic on Washington Boulevard northbound to Columbia Pike (west of the Washington Boulevard Bridge) will be detoured to Second Street then back to Columbia Pike via South Courthouse Road.
  • Traffic on Washington Boulevard southbound to Columbia Pike eastbound will turn left at the temporary signal on Washington Boulevard then follow the detour back to Route 244.

PLEASE NOTE: Motorists bound for I-395 Northbound are encouraged to use one of the following two alternate routes:

  1. Motorists from east of South Glebe Road may proceed straight on Columbia Pike (in the right lane under the new Washington Boulevard Bridge) and bear right onto South Rotary Road.  Take the first right turn to the entrance ramp to I-395 North.
  2. Motorists originating from west of South Glebe Road in Arlington along Columbia Pike may proceed to a right turn onto South Glebe Road to the I-395 Interchange, and take the loop ramp onto I-395 North.

This work is part of the $51.5 million project to replace the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike. The project will be complete in summer 2015.


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