Utility Work to Affect Section of Wilson Boulevard

Utility work by Dominion Energy Virginia will require nighttime closures of Wilson Boulevard between North Oak and North Quinn Streets starting Sunday, Aug. 18 and continuing through September.

The road closures are scheduled to occur Sunday nights through Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. No weekend work is currently scheduled.

These closures will allow crews working for Dominion to upgrade power service in the area. The improvements support Arlington Public Schools’ The Heights Building project and redevelopment at 1555 Wilson Blvd. The county has granted Dominion a noise ordinance exemption for this work.

Drivers will be detoured to Key Boulevard during the closures. Local traffic will be allowed onto parts of the closed section of Wilson Boulevard.

The sidewalk on the south side of Wilson Boulevard will remain open for people walking and biking through the work area.

WMATA and ART bus service also will be detoured during the road closures. Visit the Metrobus and ART websites for service updates.


The contractor currently has four crews working on the Lynn Street Esplanade & Custis Trail Improvements project. Work continues to focus on:

  • Retaining walls at the bridge,

  • Utilities and the trail on westbound Lee Highway between North Oak and North Lynn Streets,

  • Sidewalk areas on North Lynn Street and pedestal foundations for sculptures,

  • Signal and electrical work at various intersections.

The majority of the new trail between North Oak Street and North Lynn Street is expected to be open by the end of August, weather permitting.

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