Under Construction: Lynn Street Esplanade and Custis Trail Improvements in Arlington County
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For crews to complete the work, drivers can expect daytime and nighttime lane closures on southbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, on the following weekly schedule:
- Mondays through Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday nights through Thursday nights: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday nights: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
- Saturday nights: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
- Sunday nights: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Custis Trail along southbound Lee Highway between North Lynn Street and North Oak Street can expect detours onto temporary paths around the work zone. Signs will notify bicyclists and pedestrians during these temporary configurations.
Pedestrians can also expect temorary closures of the sidewalks along North Lynn Street between northbound Lee Highway and southbound Lee Highway. When one sidewalk is closed, pedestrians will be detoured to the sidewalk along the opposite side of the street.
This project, in cooperation with Arlington County, is making bicycle and pedestrian improvements along North Lynn Street (Route 29) between northbound Lee Highway (Route 29) and southbound Lee Highway (Route 29), and along southbound Lee Highway from North Lynn Street to North Oak Street.
North Lynn Street improvements include:
- Wider sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Improved curb ramps
- Upgraded traffic signals
- A new bike lane
- Decorative lighting
Along southbound Lee Highway, the multi-use Martha Custis Trail is being widened to 16 feet and shifted away from the travel lanes. The top photo in the below collage shows the highway and trail pre-construction; the bottom photo shows a rendering of the widened trail.
The project also includes improvements to the intersections of:
- Northbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and Fort Myer Drive
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Nash Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Oak Street
Arlington's public art installation "Corridor of Light" is also being incorporated, with prominent elements at each of the four corners of the North Lynn Street bridge over I-66.
This $9.3 million project is being financed with state and county funding, including Revenue Sharing funds.
Within the project limits, southbound Lee Highway averages 5,900 vehicles a day and North Lynn Street averages 15,000.
This project aims to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, as well as provide additional traffic management and street beautification.
Award Construction Contract - March 2018
Begin Construction - May 2018
Estimated Completion - Spring 2020