Arlington, VA

Rough Ride on Columbia Pike

Between on-going utility relocation work and construction on several large-scale developments, Columbia Pike has lately been riddled with construction bottlenecks and rough sections of road.

That’s to be expected. But one area of the Pike is particularly hazardous for drivers at the moment.

The asphalt on two patched-up sections of road between South Barton Street and South Wayne Street has begun to sink, causing a violent jolt for motorists traveling at speed. Some drivers who spot the big bumps early suddenly hit the brakes, presenting the risk of a rear-end collision.

The ruts — one in the far eastbound lane and one in the far westbound lane — are located across from the under-construction Adams Square development.

We’ve posted video of one of the ruts after the jump.



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