The widened stretch of the Custis Trail through Rosslyn finally opened to pedestrian and cyclist traffic late yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.
The new improvements widen the Custis Trail along westbound Lee Highway from N. Lynn and N. Oak streets, a popular stretch of the trail that connects the Metro corridor to the Key Bridge and the Mount Vernon Trail.
A new wider section of the Custis Trail is expected to make its debut Wednesday, weather permitting. The expanded trail section is along westbound Lee Highway between North Lynn and North Oak Streets. https://t.co/DDEadCr3nB pic.twitter.com/DJLsieLA7L
— ArlingtonVA (@ArlingtonVA) August 26, 2019
After months of passing each other in the narrow confines of the slimmed-down path along Lee Highway, cyclists and pedestrians both immediately took to the new trail. The former travel lane has now been blocked off with orange barriers.
Even with the widening wrapped up, the project website said work will still continue on installing permanent signs along the trail, but with a minimal impact on trail traffic.
Beautiful day in Rosslyn by the newly reopened section of the Custis Trail. The full width is available now for about 80% in the project area and will continue to grow as work continues. Bike and walk in peace. Love each other. https://t.co/a0B5lRHJss pic.twitter.com/hQiMhyfD9b
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) August 29, 2019