Utility Work Causes Pike Bus Stop Closure, Extra Walking

The busy bus stop at Columbia Pike and South Buchanan Street will be closed for 15 months due to utility relocation work. Two new temporary stops have been set up on either side of the construction, but the closure will force some riders to walk an extra quarter mile to reach their destination.

The ART 41 and WMATA 16S buses will now use a temporary stop at the Pike and South Columbus Street, just before the Four Mile Run bridge. The ART 45 bus will now stop at South Thomas Street, about a quarter mile up a hill from the Buchanan Street stop.

One resident who emailed us about the closure complained that the new Columbus Street stop was too far away and that too little notice was given about the changes. We’re told WMATA is in the process of producing a brochure to help explain the new stop locations.

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