City of Alexandria, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2008
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Announces Traffic Changes This Weekend
Motorists traveling near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Virginia this weekend should prepare
Currently, the Inner Loop from the Wilson Bridge is three lanes and widens to four lanes at the Telegraph Road Interchange. This weekend’s activity will extend the three-lane configuration an additional two miles through the Eisenhower Connector Interchange. The continuation of the three lane configuration through this portion of the Inner Loop is expected to remain in place until 2011.
This traffic shift is necessary to enable continued progress on new Beltway lanes that ultimately will separate local and long-distance travelers. The work on the Beltway will conclude Saturday evening, barring weather delays.
On Sunday, beginning at 6 a.m. and lasting through the afternoon, southbound Route 1 will be closed between Franklin Street and Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria and traffic will be detoured to Telegraph Road. In addition, the Inner Loop ramp to southbound Route 1 will be closed until Sunday evening. This lane closure is necessary to allow paving and striping of new tie-ins to allow for traffic to switch on to the new southbound span of the Route 1 bridge. As with the work on Saturday, this work is weather dependent and would be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. The U.S. Route 1 Interchange is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.
I-95/I-495 South/Beltway Inner Loop: Telegraph Road to Eisenhower Connector Lane Reduction
Evening, Saturday, June 7:
Route 1 Southbound Closed between Franklin Street and Fort Hunt Road
Afternoon, Sunday, June 8:
Ending Evening, Sunday, June 8:
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