Custis Trail users — in the vicinity of N. Lynn Street and Lee Highway — will begin experiencing detours next week. Arlington County, along with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Dominion Virginia Power, will be performing utility work; part of the Lynn Street Esplanade and Custis Trail Improvements project. Trail users are advised to be aware of changing detour signs as project utility work progresses.
Below is a list of work dates and specific detour locations. Work dates are estimated and may vary:
Street work to be completed March 11
Phase II (red dotted line):
Detour east of N. Lynn Street March 8-April 17
Trail will be rerouted onto adjacent paved public driveway. Detour area will have signs and temporary trailer mounted lighting.
Detour area has a steeper grade than current trail. Bicyclists are asked to dismount before entering and exiting the detour zone.
Phase III (yellow dotted line):
Detour at northeast corner of Trail Crossing at N. Lynn Street April 18 - May 8
- Trail will be rerouted around work area at northeast corner at N. Lynn Street; crossing will be shifted north. Detour area will have signs and temporary trailer mounted lighting.
Phase IV (solid yellow line):
Detour west of N. Lynn Street May 9 – June 6
Trail will be rerouted to the south (Gateway Park) side of Lee Highway between N. Lynn Street and N. Fort Myer Drive.
The detour route is narrower than current trail. Bicyclists are asked to slow down or dismount when pedestrians are near.