Columbia Pike west end construction update

posted Jun 15, 2020, 1:04 PM by L M

(For work between South Jefferson Street and the Four Mile Run Bridge)

Upcoming changes at Dinwiddie bus stop during construction

Later in June, construction is expected to begin on South Dinwiddie Street just north of Columbia Pike. The work will include utility, curb and gutter, sidewalk and roadway construction.

This will require temporary changes to the bus stop on southbound Dinwiddie Street next to the Columbia Pike Plaza shopping center. Starting Monday, June 22, ART buses will not serve this stop. Instead, riders will board ART buses on Columbia Pike in front of the shopping center. Metrobus routes will continue to use the Dinwiddie stop. These changes are expected to be in place for approximately one month.

A temporary ART bus stop will be added across the street on eastbound Columbia Pike by the 7-Eleven, providing another option for riders during this work.

Two-week construction lookahead

The PDF document below describes construction activities planned for Monday, June 15 through Sunday, June 28. It also lists expected impacts including any additional lane closures, driveway impacts and sidewalk closures.

Items to note:

  • Weather permitting, the sidewalk on the north side of Columbia Pike that is currently closed between South Dinwiddie Street and the west entrance of Columbia Pike Plaza shopping center will be reopened on Saturday, June 13.

    • If the reopening of this sidewalk is delayed due to unforeseen reasons, pedestrians should continue to cross Columbia Pike using crosswalks at the Columbus/Dinwiddie Street and Frederick Street intersections to traverse this area.

  • The west entrance of the Columbia Pike Plaza shopping center will be closed for roadway and driveway construction after the east entrance is reopened on Monday, June 15.

  • Half of each of the driveway entrances on the north side of Columbia Pike between South Dinwiddie Street and South Greenbrier Street will be closed during roadway and driveway construction. Impacted properties include:

    • Key Garden Apartments

    • Arbor Heights Apartments

    • Palazzo Condominiums

    • Greenbrier Apartments

Transit stations construction update

Lane closure at Glebe Road next weekend

Weather permitting, crews are scheduled to pour concrete for the bus pad at the westbound Glebe Road station next weekend. The concrete pad will reinforce the roadway area where buses stop and pull off. This work requires a weekend-long lane closure.

Starting after 7 pm on Friday, June 19, the westbound curb lane on Columbia Pike near Glebe Road will be closed. The lane will remain closed all weekend and is expected to reopen early Monday morning, June 22. This schedule is dependent on weather and on the concrete achieving the required strength.

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