VDOT Work Begins on Rosslyn Walk, Bikeability

Work is underway on a project to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, as well as provide additional traffic management and street beautification in the Rosslyn section of downtown Arlington. The Virginia Department of Transportation improvements, in cooperation with Arlington County, are along North Lynn Street (Route 29) between northbound Lee Highway and southbound Lee Highway and along Lee Highway from North Lynn Street to North Oak Street. North Lynn Street improvements will include wider sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, improved curb ramps, upgraded traffic signals, a new bike lane, decorative lighting and landscaping.

Along southbound Lee Highway, the multi-use Martha Custis Trail will be widened to 16 feet and shifted away from the travel lanes. The work will also include improvements to intersections at southbound Lee Highway and North Lynn Street (Route 29), Fort Myer Drive, North Nash Street and North Oak Street, as well as North Lynn Street and northbound Lee Highway.

Arlington’s public art installation “Corridor of Light” will also be incorporated, with prominent elements at each of the four corners of the North Lynn Street bridge over I-66.