Detours will begin in April on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and the Custis Trail as part of a VDOT project in Arlington to improve multi-modal mobility in the I-66 Inside the Beltway corridor. Detours are expected to last into 2020 and will produce safer, more time-efficient trips for trail users when complete. Details include:
W&OD Trail Detour at Lee Highway (April 2019-Fall 2020)
When: April 2019 through fall 2020
Where: The W&OD Trail will close between Little Falls Street and Lee Highway (near mile marker 5.5) and for a short portion on the east side of Lee Highway. (Beginning March 20, 2020, the closure and detour will be reduced to a shift of a short portion of the W&OD Trail on each side of Lee Highway)
What’s Being Done: A new bridge is being built for the W&OD Trail over Route 29. This bridge 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.
Detours (Updated March 20, 2020):
Custis Trail Detour Under I-66 (September 2019-Fall 2020)
When: September 2019 through fall 2020
Where: The Custis Trail will close where it passes under I-66 near Bon Air Park in Arlington.
What’s Being Done: An additional lane is being added to I-66 East between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive / Glebe Road (Exit 71). Extensive work will occur on the bridge that runs above the trail, which requires the underpass to be closed for safety. As part of the construction, the Custis Trail alignment will be shifted slightly south, improving visibility and safety for trail users. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2020.
|W&OD Trail Bridge Detour Poster – April 2019|
|Custis Trail Detour Poster - September 2019|