Press Release

Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 Interchange Interchange Improvements to Be Celebrated in Arlington

Join VDOT, Arlington County and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, to break ground on improvements to safety, traffic flow and enhancements to accessibility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians. The project will reduce Boundary Channel Drive from four lanes to two in order to construct an eight-foot-wide eastbound sidewalk and a twelve-foot-wide westbound shared-use path, install roundabouts on Boundary Channel Drive just west and east of I-395, reconfigure the ramps between I-395 and Boundary Channel Drive and adding crosswalks along Boundary Channel Drive. The project also features a new shared-use path linking the Mount Vernon Trail to Long Bridge Park, ultimately connecting with the existing one that parallels the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to I-395 southbound. See project webpage for additional information.

VDOT is administering construction of the project, which began the week of Sept. 12 and is expected to be completed fall 2023.

The $14.1 million contract for the design-build project is being completed by Shirley Contracting Company, LLC and Dewberry.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 10 a.m.


Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol
VDOT Deputy District Engineer Bill Cuttler, P.E.
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Chief Executive Officer Monica Backmon

Remarks from VDOT, Arlington County, General Assembly members and any other elected officials attending. Ceremonial shovel toss on-site.


Parking lot at the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center
333 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, 22202