Jenni McCord 703-259-1779
571-230-2926 (cell) Jennifer.McCord@vdot.virginia.gov
Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
703-638-8547 (cell) Michael.Murphy@vdot.virginia.gov
May 19, 2015
MAJOR TRAFFIC SWITCH AT RT. 27/244 THURSDAY NIGHT
New ramp and traffic signal at S. Queen Street, reconfigured S. Quinn Street intersection
ARLINGTON—The Virginia Department of Transportation will be performing a major traffic switch from 9 p.m. Thursday, May 21 to 5 a.m. Friday, May 22 on Columbia Pike (Route 244) at the Washington Boulevard (Route 27) interchange.
The traffic switch includes:
- Opening the realigned ramp from eastbound Washington Boulevard to Columbia Pike. The new ramp aligns with the S. Queen Street intersection.
- Permanently activating the new traffic signal at the S. Queen St/ramp/Columbia Pike intersection.
- Permanently removing the existing signal at Columbia Pike and S. Quinn Street.
- Permanently changing S. Quinn St. to one-way, entrance only from eastbound Columbia Pike. No northbound traffic on S. Quinn St will be permitted between 10th Street S and Columbia Pike. Also, traffic will not be permitted to turn left onto S. Quinn St. from westbound Columbia Pike.
The $48.5 million Route 27/244 interchange project is replacing the World War II-era Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike. The new bridge will accommodate turn lanes, a raised median, a wider sidewalk and a ten-foot shared-use path on Columbia Pike. Several ramps are also being reconfigured to improve access and traffic flow and increase capacity.
The project is scheduled for completion this summer.
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