Southern Expansion: Road Closures

 

Update: Oct. 2, 2023

On or about Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, the public can expect to encounter the following changes in the area around Columbia Pike: 

•   S. Nash Street will be narrowed to two lanes. 

•   Southgate Road, from S. Nash Street to the entrance to the Air Force Memorial driveway, will also be narrowed to two lanes.

•   Southgate Road will remain a four-lane road from Air Force Memorial driveway to S. Joyce Street.

This temporary maintenance of traffic will be in effect until spring of 2024. Click the map below to enlarge. 

As always, Arlington National Cemetery appreciates your patience and understanding. The DAR/Southern Expansion Project is a complex and large-scale project. Occasionally, site conditions may require construction plans to change. Please continue to check this page for significant updates.


Update: Sept. 15, 2023

On or about Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, the following changes will affect traffic patterns in the Southern Expansion area:

•   Southgate Road travel lanes between S. Nash Street and S. Ode Street, will shift towards the north. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

•   The sidewalk located on the north side of Southgate Road, between S. Nash Street and S. Ode Street, will remain open.

•   Driveway access for the Foxcroft Terrace Apartment dumpster will remain open. Please avoid parking adjacent to the dumpster during construction.

•   S. Oak Street will be narrowed, between the Foxcroft Terrace Apartment driveway and Southgate Road. Parking will be restricted within this segment.

•   The apartment driveway on South Oak Street will remain operational.

•   Access to the Foxcroft Heights Park will remain open. 

These traffic patterns will be in effect until spring of 2024. Click the map to enlarge. 


Update: Aug. 10, 2023

On or around Aug. 11, 2023, pedestrian routes in the Southern Expansion area will be reconfigured as shown in green and blue on this map: 

•   Southgate Road pedestrian traffic will shift to be closer to the Arlington National Cemetery wall along Southgate Road, as shown in blue. 

•   Southgate Road pedestrians who want to continue south to Columbia Pike via Nash Street, or continue to the Air Force Memorial, will need to cross Southgate Road at the crosswalk located at the temporary vehicle entrance to the Air Force Memorial. This will require pedestrians to use the sidewalk parallel to Southgate Rd along the north side instead of the new pathway along the cemetery wall.  Signs (as shown in orange) will be posted at the decision point.  

This route will be in effect until on or around Apr. 22, 2024.


Update: June 15, 2023

On or about June 19, 2023 there will be several traffic pattern changes and detours that will take place on the roads surrounding the construction supporting Arlington National Cemetery’s Southern Expansion project.  The public can expect to see the following changes:

•    The S. Joyce Street temporary detour road will be closed, and drivers will be moved back onto S. Joyce Street.

•   Northbound S. Joyce Street traffic will be reduced to one lane and shifted to one of the former southbound lanes from Army-Navy Drive to the grassy median just south of Columbia Pike. Southbound S. Joyce Street will be reduced to one lane from the grassy median south of Columbia Pike to Army-Navy Drive. 

•   Pedestrians and bikes can continue to access the S. Joyce Street temporary sidewalk until Aug. 31, 2023. 

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Update: May 18, 2023

On or about May 31, 2023, several traffic pattern changes and detours will take place on the roads surrounding the construction supporting Arlington National Cemetery’s Southern Expansion project.  The public can expect to see the following changes:

•   The southbound ramp on Washington Boulevard that connects drivers to westbound Columbia Pike will reopen

•   The southbound ramp on Washington Boulevard that connects drivers to eastbound Pentagon South Parking will be closed. Instead, eastbound Pentagon South Parking drivers will be detoured to use the westbound Columbia Pike exit and turn left at the modified intersection with the new temporary traffic signal.

•   Westbound Columbia Pike from South Pentagon Parking to the new temporary traffic signal will be reduced to one lane.  Eastbound Columbia Pike from the new temporary traffic signal to Pentagon South Parking will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be shifted to one of the former westbound lanes.  

These detours are expected to last until at least December 31, 2023. 


On or around Apr. 17, 2023, several traffic pattern changes and detours will take place on the roads surrounding the construction supporting Arlington National Cemetery’s Southern Expansion project. The public can expect to see the following changes:

•   The southbound ramp on Washington Boulevard that connects drivers to eastbound Pentagon South Parking will be modified to intersect Columbia Pike with a new temporary traffic signal. This will allow both westbound and eastbound turns on Columbia Pike, as well as towards Pentagon South Parking.   

•   The southbound ramp on Washington Boulevard that connects drivers to westbound Columbia Pike will be closed. Westbound Columbia Pike drivers will be detoured to the Pentagon South Parking ramp, where the intersection was modified to allow westbound traffic.

These detours are expected to last until at least June 30, 2023.