Washington Gas Work in Final Stages
Washington Gas’s contractor, Northern Pipeline (NPL), anticipates completing the relocation of the in-street gas main in February 2018. NPL will begin changing over gas service to the affected properties once the gas main relocation work is complete. Property owners will be notified, in advance, prior to these service changeovers.
The in-street gas main must be relocated before the County begins construction on utility undergrounding and street improvements along this section of Columbia Pike.
Utility undergrounding scheduled to start in February
At its November 18, 2017 meeting, the County Board approved a $14.6 million contract for construction of utility undergrounding and street improvements between the Four Mile Run Bridge and South Jefferson Street. Construction on this west end segment is expected to begin in February 2018 and will last approximately three years.
Fort Myer, the County’s contractor for this project, will begin construction on the undergrounding phase moving in a west (South Jefferson Street) to east (Four Mile Run Bridge) direction. Updates to the construction timelines will be ongoing through this email update and on the project page.
Project update: Columbia Pike Premium Transit Network
WMATA, in partnership with Arlington and Fairfax Counties, is developing an implementation plan for Columbia Pike bus service improvements that will help create Arlington’s planned Premium Transit Network.
On January 16, during a meeting of Arlington’s Transit Advisory Committee, WMATA representatives gave a presentation on their Columbia Pike Service Evaluation and plans for phasing in bus service improvements. Read the presentation (in pdf format).
The premium bus service is planned to start in summer 2018, with new transit stations and other amenities implemented in phases through 2021.