Construction Update: South Wakefield Street to South Four Mile Run

Post date: Feb 20, 2015 8:09:47 PM

Feb. 20, 2015

Construction Update: South Wakefield Street to South Four Mile Run

Unfortunately, the recent snowfall and extreme cold temperatures have hindered work along this segment of Columbia Pike. The County’s contractor is committed to continuing work as weather permits.

Substantial completion of this utility undergrounding and street improvement project, including the realignment for South Four Mile Run Minor up to base asphalt, is now anticipated for early March 2015, weather permitting. Final surface asphalt, which requires warmer weather for installation, will take place this spring along with any additional repairs listed with the final walk-through by County staff.

Here is the current status of project work:

  • Building the roadway - Traffic has been diverted from the old segment of South Four Mile Run Drive to the new realigned roadway. Some curb, gutter and sidewalk work along the new realigned roadway and within the recycle center has started.

  • Removing power poles - Most power poles have been removed from this section of Columbia Pike. The last pole at South Wakefield Street will be removed once the new traffic signal is cut over, which is expected to take place the first week of March.

  • Installing new street lights - The new lights on the north side of Columbia Pike are functioning. Street lights on the south side will be operational once the light within the old segment of Four Mile Run Minor is installed.

  • Installing bus shelters - County staff are preparing to move forward with the installation of bus shelters on northbound Four Mile Run Minor and eastbound Columbia Pike once sidewalk work is completed.

Arlington County

Department of Environmental Services