Groundbreaking Scheduled for Columbia Pike Improvements in Bailey's Crossroads
Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Jan. 31, 2003
Groundbreaking Scheduled for
Columbia Pike Improvements in Bailey's Crossroads
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, to commemorate the start of construction of the Columbia Pike Streetscape project in Bailey's Crossroads. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. along the Columbia Pike frontage of the Today's Man store, 5714 Columbia Pike.
The Columbia Pike Streetscape project is part of the capital improvement program for commercial revitalization in the Bailey's Crossroads area. The project improvements extend approximately one mile along Columbia Pike from Lacy Boulevard to the Arlington County line and include both streetscape and roadway improvements. Streetscape enhancements will include 5-foot-wide brick paved sidewalks, decorative printed crosswalks, acorn streetlights, landscaping and bus plazas. The roadway improvements include the removal of existing service roads and construction of additional through lanes.
Funding for the project is from commercial revitalization bonds. Construction cost for this project is $3.1 million.
Bailey's Crossroads has a vibrant and diverse history. Beginning as a farming community, it also held strategic significance during the Civil War, in which dummy cannons were mounted on its high ridges to deceive Union troops.
Today, Bailey's Crossroads benefits from the presence of major roadways, stable residential areas and its proximity to Alexandria, Arlington and the District of Columbia. Improvements to the streetscape will serve to enhance the area's appeal.
For more information about the Columbia Pike Streetscape project, call
Jeanmarie Roberson, project manager, or Larry Ichter, chief,
Transportation Design Branch, Planning and Design Division, Department of
Public Works and Environmental Services at 703-324-5800, TTY 711
(Virginia Relay Center).