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Girder Installation Underway This Week for New W&OD Trail Bridge Over Lee Highway


October 21, 2019

Bridge girder installation is occurring this week during daytime hours for the new Washington & Old Dominion Trail Bridge over Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Arlington. This work is taking place west of Lee Highway, and will not impact roadway or trail users.

Work will continue the week of Oct. 28, and will require nighttime hours and an additional trail detour. In addition, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, lane closures and temporary traffic stoppages will occur on Lee Highway.

Details for Monday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 31:

Girders for the new W&OD Trail bridge will be installed over Lee Highway and adjacent to the W&OD Trail during nighttime operations, weather permitting.

  • Monday through Wednesday nights, the W&OD Trail will be detoured between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. between Lee Highway and N. 19th Road. Trail users will be detoured to N. Westmoreland Street. (See detour map below.)
  • On Wednesday night, lane closures on Lee Highway will occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. with multiple temporary stoppages of up to 20 minutes beginning at 11 p.m. for beam placement over the roadway. Stoppages will occur on Lee Highway at Washington Boulevard and N. Westmoreland Street.
  • Girder installation and detours will continue on Thursday night if necessary.

The new bridge is being built as part of the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project and will provide trail users a safer crossing at this busy intersection. Upwards of 2,000 people use the trail in this area near mile marker 5.5 on peak days. The bridge is expected to open in fall 2020.

Learn more about the project at


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