The goal of this project is to make Columbia Pike a safer, more accessible route for all users. Arlington is transforming this main road into a complete street that balances all modes of travel and supports high-quality, high-frequency transit service. In addition to visible improvements to the road, there will be extensive work occurring below the roadway to replace aging and leak-prone water and sewer pipes and to bury existing overhead utilities underground.
Fort Myer’s responsibilities include placing all utilities underground and installing dry utility duct banks for Dominion Energy, Verizon, and COMCAST. Roadway improvements include sidewalks, curb & gutter, ADA ramps, street lights, the replacing and/or modifying of existing traffic signals, and landscaping.
A signal light will be placed at the intersection of South Frederick Street and Columbia Pike. This is a project improvement that was petitioned by many residents in the area due to 33 collisions that have occurred at this intersection within the past five years.