Starting next week, pedestrians and cyclists along the Washington and Old Dominion will need to take detours from near Idylwood Park.
The Virginia Department of Transportation recently announced that the part of the trail that runs along the south side of the park will be closed starting Monday (Feb. 24) for utility work connected to the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
People can expect the portion of the trail between Virginia Lane and the trail bridge over I-495 to be closed for about one week, according to VDOT.
Different detours will be in place, according to VDOT:
- Pedestrians: detour through Idylwood Park during the park’s operating hours using footpaths and the parking lot
- Cyclists: on-road detour to Virginia Lane and Nottingham Drive using W&OD Trail access at the end of Nottingham Drive
VDOT noted that the work is dependent on the weather.
The I-66 project is working to add new Express Lanes, change bus service and transit routes, add new pedestrian trails and improve interchanges. The part of the project outside of the Beltway is slated to finish in December 2022.
Map via VDOT