- Custis Trail to close at Bon Air Park in Arlington between August 24 and September 6
- Detour in place during construction of new trail roundabout
Local bike commuters and other riders need to plan for a two-week closure of a section of the Custis Trail along Arlington’s Bon Air Park between the Washington and Old Dominion Trail and the I-66 underpass. The closure is planned from Monday, August 24, through Sunday, September 6 and will allow construction to create a roundabout to enhance safety for trail users. This work is being done as a component of the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project.
A posted detour will route users around the closure using the W&OD Trail, Wilson Boulevard, N. Lexington Street, and N. 9th Road to reach the bike/pedestrian bridge over I-66. Delineators will be placed temporarily on a short span of Wilson Boulevard to separate cyclists from vehicle traffic and provide a wider bike lane to allow cyclists to travel in both directions for about 500 feet. The sidewalk on the north side of Wilson Boulevard will also be available for trail users.
The Custis Trail will remain closed under I-66 for safety reasons while an additional travel lane is added overhead. The trail is expected to fully reopen in late October 2020.