The addition of two additional lanes along the Inner Loop (Interstate 95/495 South) of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge corridor will provide future relief to motorists commuting into Virginia, but will come with major traffic impacts over the weekend of Dec. 12. Moving traffic onto the THRU lanes will require reducing the Capital Beltway from west of Branch Avenue (MD 5) to a single lane through to west of Telegraph Road for most of the weekend, a distance of approximately nine miles. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes around the Beltway during the upcoming weekend as forcasted delays may extend to three hours.
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Two Landmark Bridges Take Home Top Transportation Prizes Woodrow Wilson Bridge and St. Louis Bay Bridge Honored As Best Projects[From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]
It was the transportation industry’s equivalent to Oscar Night at the Connecticut Convention Center this morning as the prestigious America’s Transportation Award Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award were presented during a special ceremony at the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials Annual Meeting. Ten projects were in the running for the top prizes.
Variable Speed Limit Technology Debuts Tonight Temporary Overnight I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Closure[From: Traffic & Transportation]
The first deployment of the recently announced Variable Speed Limit (VSL) will take place at approximately midnight tonight (July 30/31) as all lanes on both the Beltway’s Inner and Outer Loops (I-95 North and South) will be stopped for approximately 15 minutes between the Telegraph Road Interchange and the Eisenhower Connector to enable utility crews to replace power lines across the highway.
While heralding a future of easier and safer travel, the debut of the second new Woodrow Wilson Bridge will come with major traffic impacts over the weekend of May 30-June 1. Switching traffic onto the new bridge requires shrinking the Capital Beltway’s Inner Loop (I-95/I-495 South) down to a single lane and closing several ramps in Maryland and Virginia. In 2006, during a nearly identical operation on the Inner Loop, motorists experienced delays of up to 90 minutes – despite 84 percent less traffic than normal, thanks to the public’s strong response to warnings to avoid the Wilson Bridge Project area.
The City of Alexandria, in collaboration with cities and agencies across the Northern Virginia region, invites commuters to take advantage of free bus rides all day on Wednesday, April 30. That date marks the kick-off for the Ride Free 2008 Program—an initiative spearheaded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission—that allows commuters to ride Northern Virginia bus systems free on forecast Code Red days.
The work to reduce the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop (I-95 North/I-495 East) from four to three lanes beginning at the Eisenhower Connector Exit in Virginia is scheduled to occur this weekend, beginning at 9 p.m. (Friday, April 11).
Lane Reduction on Beltway Outer Loop Rescheduled for Next Weekend (4/11)
The previously scheduled work to reduce the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop (I-95 North/I-495 East) from four to three lanes beginning at the Eisenhower Connector Exit in Virginia has been cancelled this weekend due to forecasted rainy weather. The work has been rescheduled to occur next weekend, beginning on Friday night, April 11.
On April 1, the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi, operated by Potomac Riverboat Company, will begin providing transportation between the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. The water taxi service is one of a number of new amenities that the City of Alexandria, in partnership with the business community, has put in place to extend a warm Alexandria welcome to visitors from National Harbor.
Traffic Required to Merge from Four to Three Lanes Starting at Eisenhower Ave. Connector Exit; Telegraph Road Interchange Construction Ramping Up
Potomac Yard Development and Shirley Contracting have announced the access lane from southbound Route 1 to Monroe Avenue will close on Monday, February 4th. The lane will be closed in order to continue the construction of the second span (southbound span) of the new Monroe Avenue Bridge. Access to Route 1 from Monroe Avenue will be provided in the mid-summer when the new Potomac Avenue and South Main Street “loop” are open.