W&OD Trail in Arlington

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Two-Week Detour of W&OD Trail in Arlington for Continued Construction of New Trail Bridge Over Lee Highway (Route 29) Begins August 24
Upcoming construction activity for the new W&OD Trail Bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) in Arlington will require a trail detour for about two weeks beginning Monday, August 24. Closure of this trail section and the current, temporary routing around bridge construction will allow crews to build a permanent trail connection between the new bridge and the nearby sidewalk and crosswalk on Lee Highway. 
Details include:
  • Around 5 a.m. on Monday, August 24, the W&OD Trail will close between Little Falls Street and Lee Highway (near mile marker 5.5).
  • Pedestrians will be detoured to the north on Little Falls Street, then turn right on Fairfax Drive to reach the signalized crosswalk for Lee Highway. Sidewalk is available for this entire detour. 
  • Cyclists will be detoured to the south on Little Falls Street, turn left on West Jefferson Street to reach Lee Highway, then turn left on Lee Highway to the signalized crosswalk. Most of Jefferson Street does not have sidewalk.
  • On the east side of Lee Highway, trail users will remain shifted to nearby Fairfax Drive for about 200 feet. This portion of Fairfax Drive remains closed to vehicle traffic.
Detour signs will be posted. Cyclists using sidewalks during this detour are reminded to yield to pedestrians and dismount if necessary. This detour route was previously used in 2019 and early 2020 to allow initial bridge construction activities

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