Joan Morris 703-259-1799

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


Jan. 29, 2014


Arlington—Beginning Thursday, Jan. 30, drivers heading to I-395 from eastbound Columbia Pike in Arlington will use a new traffic pattern:

  • Traffic going to I-395 North will turn left at the signal on South Quinn Street. At the top of the ramp, traffic will then bear right and merge onto Washington Boulevard.
  • Traffic going to I-395 South will head straight through the light at South Quinn Street and use the ramp on the right.

This traffic pattern will be in place for about eight to 12 months. Work to complete the switch will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday. Work is weather permitting and Friday, Jan. 31 is the backup date. Message signs will be in place to notify drivers of the new traffic pattern.

Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard Closures

Columbia Pike will be closed in both directions between South Queen Street and South Orme Street for the next three weekends as crews finish demolishing the old Washington Boulevard bridge. Closures will be over the next three weekends (Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16), from 9 p.m. each Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone via the interchange ramps and temporary pavement.

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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