The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is installing girders this week during daytime hours for the new Washington & Old Dominion Trail Bridge over Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Arlington. This work is taking place west of Lee Highway and does not impact roadway or trail users.
The work, however, will continue next week (October 28-31), weather permitting, and will require nighttime hours and an additional trail detour. On Monday through Wednesday nights, the W&OD Trail will be detoured between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. between Lee Highway and N. 19th Road. Trail users will be detoured to N. Westmoreland Street. If necessary, girder installation and detours will continue on Thursday night.
The new bridge is being built as part of the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project and will provide trail users a safer crossing at this busy intersection. Upwards of 2,000 people use the trail in this area near mile marker 5.5 on peak days. The bridge is expected to open in fall 2020.
You can learn more about the project at inside.transform66.org.