Under Construction: Lynn Street Esplanade and Custis Trail Improvements in Arlington County
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The sidewalk along northbound North Lynn Street between northbound Lee Highway and southbound Lee Highway is closed until spring 2020. Pedestrians are being detoured to the opposite sidewalk along southbound North Lynn Street.
Drivers can expect daytime and nighttime lane closures on southbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street, on the following weekly schedule:
- Mondays through Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Monday nights through Thursday nights: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday nights: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
- Saturday nights: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
- Sunday nights: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Pedestrians can expect temporary closures of the sidewalks along North Lynn Street between northbound Lee Highway and southbound Lee Highway. When one sidewalk is closed, pedestrians will be detoured to the sidewalk along the opposite side of the street.
Note: The sidewalk along northbound North Lynn Street between northbound Lee Highway and southbound Lee Highway is closed until spring 2020. Pedestrians are being detoured to the opposite sidewalk along southbound North Lynn Street.
This project, in cooperation with Arlington County, is making bicycle and pedestrian improvements along North Lynn Street (Route 29) between northbound Lee Highway (Route 29) and southbound Lee Highway (Route 29), and along southbound Lee Highway from North Lynn Street to North Oak Street.
North Lynn Street improvements include:
- Wider sidewalks
- Improved curb ramps
- Upgraded traffic signals
- A new bike lane
- Decorative lighting
Along southbound Lee Highway, the multi-use Martha Custis Trail has been widened to 16 feet and shifted away from the travel lanes, with an eight-foot-wide grass buffer separating the trail from the roadway. The top photo in the below collage shows the highway and trail pre-construction; the bottom photo shows a rendering of the widened trail.
The project also includes improvements to the intersections of:
- Northbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and Fort Myer Drive
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Nash Street
- Southbound Lee Highway and North Oak Street
Arlington's public art installation "Corridor of Light" is also being incorporated, with prominent elements at each of the four corners of the North Lynn Street bridge over I-66.
This $9.3 million project is being financed with state and county funding, including Revenue Sharing funds.
Within the project limits, North Lynn Street averages 15,000 vehicles a day and southbound Lee Highway averages 5,900.
This project aims to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, as well as provide additional traffic management and street beautification.
Award Construction Contract - March 2018
Begin Construction - May 2018
Widened Custis Trail Open - August 2019
Final Completion - Spring 2020