Under Construction: Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 Interchange Improvements in Arlington County
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Traffic alerts ►
Some day and overnight lane closures may be scheduled along I-395, Boundary Channel Drive and Long Bridge Drive in the project area. Access to I-395 via Boundary Channel Drive, as well as access to Pentagon facilities and the Long Bridge Aquatic & Fitness center will be maintained during construction.
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We broke ground today with @ArlingtonDES & @NVTAuthority on the Boundary Channel Dr Interchange project. It'll add a shared-use path, sidewalk, roundabouts, a new link to Mount Vernon Trail, and will close the southernmost entrance ramp to 395SB! More: https://t.co/KVz0Nc4s8R pic.twitter.com/w7WRWHkUW7— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) September 28, 2022
This project will upgrade the Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 interchange and make bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the area.
The project includes reducing underutilized roadway capacity on Boundary Channel Drive in order to construct a 12-foot-wide westbound shared-use path and an eight-foot-wide eastbound sidewalk. The half-mile shared-use path will create a new link between the Mount Vernon Trail to the Pentagon and Long Bridge Park by tying in to the existing path that parallels the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to southbound I-395.
Other project improvements include:
- Installing roundabouts on Boundary Channel Drive just west and east of I-395
- Reconfiguring the ramps between I-395, Boundary Channel Drive and Long Bridge Drive
- Adding crosswalks along Boundary Channel Drive and Long Bridge Drive
Preliminary Engineering - $509,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $550,000
Construction - $18.6 million
Total - $19.6 million
This project is financed with state (including Revenue Sharing), Arlington County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.
This project will improve safety and traffic flow, and enhance accessibility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians in one of the region's busiest corridors.
Virtual Design Public Hearing - November 2020
Begin Design-Build Procurement - February 2021
Award Design-Build Contract - June 2021
Begin Construction - September 2022
Groundbreaking Ceremony - September 2022
Final Completion - Fall 2023
Mark Gibney, P.E., PMP, DBIA
Other relevant links:
Groundbreaking Ceremony News Release - September 2022
Project Update Presentation - September 2022
Categorical Exclusion - January 2018
Phase: Under Construction
State ID: 6587-000-R89, P101, R201, C501
Federal ID: NHPP-5B01 (120)
Lat/Long: 38.870075, -77.046587