You have questions. So do we!
How long will Phase I construction of the first four stations take?
The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization is working with the County to bring you a series of articles answering the important questions about the Columbia Pike Transit Stations coming this fall.
Read Part I: How will new stations differ from the Walter Reed prototype?
Read Part II: How will transit stations benefit Columbia Pike?
Read Part III: What do the transit stations cost?
PHASE I PLAN
The first four transit stations (of 23 total) to be constructed will be on the western end of the Pike. Construction on the station at S. Four Mile Run Dr. is scheduled to begin on December 16, 2019.
First Four Transit Station Locations:
1. S. Four Mile Run Dr. – eastbound
2. S. Buchanan St. – westbound
3. S. Oakland St. – westbound
4. S. Glebe Rd. – westbound
PHASE I TIMELINE
Each station’s construction will begin with off-road work (demolition, building the station platform, curb work, etc.) and roadway improvements followed by installation of the visible structures. Step 1 will be completed for one station at a time, moving west to east. All dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.
Supporting Infrastructure | December 2019 – April 2020
Steps 1 will take approximately 2 months per station. Each station’s supporting infrastructure will be completed before beginning on the next station, moving from west to east.
Visible Structure | August 2020 – December 2020
Step 3 is the installation of each station’s visible structure and will take 1 – 2 months per station, again moving west to east.
canopy, seating, wind shields, info screen, etc.
raised curb, platform foundation, multi-bus boarding, in-ground power, etc.
PHASE I IMPACT
Construction of the first four stations should have a minimal impact on commuters as most of the work will not require lane closures. Bus service will continue at temporary stops located very near to the original stops and signs will be posted with detours for pedestrians. CPRO will keep the public informed of lane closures/other disruptions as they occur.
On-site construction will be limited to specific hours Monday through Saturday.
Mon – Fri: 7 AM to 9 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM to 6 PM
Temporary Bus Stops
S. Four Mile Run Dr. → S. Wakefield St.
S. Buchanan St. → 150 ft west (Arlington Coin Laundry)
S. Oakland St. → 120 ft west
S. Glebe Rd. → 300 ft east (Thai Square)
Vehicle Traffic Disruptions
Any lane closures will be limited to non-rush hour periods and weekends. Both lanes of the Pike will be open eastbound during morning rush hours (7 am – 9:30 am) and westbound during evening rush hours (3:30 pm – 7 pm).
The construction schedule of the 19 remaining stations will be dependent upon the Columbia Pike Multimodal project as that project will complete the supporting infrastructure construction for future stations as well as the previously approved and funded utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements.
The Columbia Pike Premium Transit Network envisions providing the corridor with service that meets every commuters’ needs and is easy and enjoyable to use.
23 Total Transit Stations
Phase I: 4
Phases II & III: 11
Phases IV & V: 8
New 16M route to Crystal City
Transitway extension to Pentagon City
Enhanced service on ART 41, 45 and 74
Off-Vehicle fare collection
Transit signal priority
Branded vehicles and information