Construction continues on the south side of Clarendon Circle, between the Silver Diner and Wells Fargo Bank. The traffic changes are…
- N Irving St (next to Silver Diner) is permanently closed at the intersection.
- Left turn from westbound Washington Blvd to Wilson Blvd is permanently prohibited.
- During construction, the left turn from eastbound Washington Blvd to Clarendon Blvd is prohibited. This restriction will be in place through summer 2019.
The intersection of Lee Hwy (Rt 29) and N Kirkwood St floods frequently so is best avoided during periods of heavy rain. Flooding at Lee & Kirkwood on July 8 disabled several cars. Arlington Police reported 25 water rescue calls county-wide during the morning of July 8.
Unfortunately, there are few alternatives when this intersection is impassable. Probably the best is to go the long way around via Wilson/Clarendon Blvds or N 13th St.
As flooding is expected to become more frequent, remember that it is unwise to drive through deep water. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your car away.
Avoid parking in low-lying areas when storms are forecast.
Next phase of construction on the south side of Clarendon Circle starts June 3. Work will take about six weeks, weather permitting. Crews are expected to start working near the Silver Diner and then progress toward the Wells Fargo Bank.
The traffic changes are…