March 2012 Blog Posts

Columbia Pike / Washington Blvd Bridge Update

There wasn't a ton of new information at the March 20, 2012 meeting on the Columbia Pike / Washington Blvd Bridge, but there were a couple of items of interest.  See my previous post on the subject if you need an overview of the project. Right-of-way acquisition and construction are both expected to start this Spring.  They can happen concurrently because most of the project takes place within existing right-of-way.  Construction is expected to wrap-up in Summer of 2015.  The contractor confirmed that when the project is complete you will no longer be able to enter Quinn St from Columbia Pike,...

The Washington Blvd / Columbia Pike Bridge Project

On Tuesday March 20th, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a "Pardon Our Dust" Community Meeting regarding the new Washington Blvd bridge over Columbia Pike. The meeting will be at the Carver Community Center at 1415 South Queen Street from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The agenda includes an overview of the status of the project, the upcoming construction and the plan to maintain traffic flow during construction. For those who can't make the meeting or would like an overview beforehand, here is what we know so far about the project: The existing bridge that carries Washington Blvd...

Columbia Pike Multimodal Project Public Meeting

A public meeting has been scheduled for the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project.  Come one, come all to review, evaluate and provide feedback on the County's plans for 3.5 miles of Columbia Pike from South Jefferson Street to South Joyce Street. Highlights include: Wider sidewalks Additional Left-hand turn lanes Improved bus stops Bike accommodations and facilities Additional landscaping and greenery Undergrounding of overhead utilities The meeting will be held at the Walter Reed Community Center at 2909 S 16th St on...