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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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