Weekend delays on Beltway
The Capital Beltway's outer loop will be narrowed on its south side in Virginia this weekend, and traffic delays are very likely. Managers with the Wilson Bridge project, which is doing the work, recommend that drivers avoid the area from 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening. Here's the plan.
At 8 p.m. on Friday, the right-most of the outer loop's LOCAL lanes between the Eisenhower Avenue exit and just east of Telegraph Road will be closed, cutting off access to the exits for North Kings Highway, Huntington Avenue and Telegraph Road North and South.
Starting at 11 p.m. Friday, the second of the outer loop LOCAL lanes will be closed and traffic in the area will be narrowed to one THRU lane until mid-morning Saturday. Outer loop drivers bound for any exits along the Telegraph Road interchange will need to follow a marked detour along U.S. Route 1.
Two LOCAL lanes will reopen by mid-morning Saturday, restoring local access to all Telegraph Road exits. At that point, the left-most of the LOCAL lanes will close, but this will not limit motorists' access to any exits. All lanes are scheduled to be open by Sunday evening.
See a map of the area.
| November 18, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: Advisories, Capital Beltway, Congestion, Construction, Weekend Work | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Wilson Bridge
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