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Fresh lane stripes on 14th Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation said its crews moved swiftly Monday to lay down fresh lane markings on the 14th Street Bridge after drivers said that plowing and salting had virtually erased temporary lane markings. The temporary markings had been put down while the bridge undergoes a major rehabilitation project. Drivers on Monday morning reported that most of those lines had disappeared in the aftermath of the snowstorms, and they said many drivers were trying to follow faint lane markings put down before the construction began, resulting in confusion and congestion. DDOT said crews were dispatched immediately to put down new lines. -- Ashley Halsey III...

By Ashley Halsey  |  February 22, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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14th Street Bridge Configuration Continues

When we first told you about the project to rehab the 14th Street Bridges back in May, I said the right lane on the northbound bridge would be blocked off for three months and then the construction closings would move out into the other lanes. 14th St. Bridge Project      • Work Overview    • Live Bridge Cam    • Project Twitter Feed    • Full Coverage Turns out the construction schedule changed, so the pattern that drivers encountered all summer long is likely to remain in place for the rest of this year. This probably is good news for drivers, as long as it doesn't lengthen the overall time it will take to complete the repair project. Shutting the right lane and shifting traffic to the left, while maintaining four through lanes, looked to me like the best of all the configurations for traffic flow. Blocking the middle lanes and moving drivers...

By Robert Thomson  |  September 15, 2009; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Traffic Alert: Major Delays on Outer Loop at University Blvd.

A major accident involving four vehicles has created major delays on the Outer Loop of the Beltway at University Blvd. Delays begin before Rt. 1 in College Park. Southbound 95 slows from at Rt. 212 to the Beltway. The accident has been cleared from the road, but earlier it blocked three lanes....

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 1, 2009; 6:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Traffic Alert: I-66 and I-395 Heavy Into DC

Post reporter Mark Berman points out that inbound traffic is heavy on the Roosevelt and 14th Street Bridges. He says it looks like people are heading to the game at Nationals Park and to a concert at Verizon Center downtown....

By Robert Thomson  |  June 24, 2009; 6:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Camera Back at 14th St. Bridge, Out at Chain Bridge

The VDOT camera that covers the 14th Street Bridge northbound span, the one under reconstruction, is back in action this afternoon. It was on the blink for about a day, as was the one at I-395 and Army Navy Drive, which is also back. 14th St. Bridge Project      • Work Overview    • Live Bridge Cam    • Project Twitter Feed    • Full Coverage DDOT reports that the potholes on the northbound span that drivers were complaining about on Monday have been repaired. Unfortunately, the camera covering the Virginia approach to Chain Bridge is now out. That's the one at Chain Bridge Road and North Glebe Road. The one on the D.C. side of the river works. These particular sets of cameras are very helpful in evaluating the traffic congestion stemming from two major construction projects, so it would be most helpful to maintain them all. Meanwhile, a commenter on a...

By Robert Thomson  |  June 9, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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DC To Repair Potholes on 14th Street Bridge

The contractor on the 14th Street Bridge rehab is going to work overnight on filling the annoying potholes that readers described today during our online discussion. 14th St. Bridge Project      • Work Overview    • Live Bridge Cam    • Project Twitter Feed    • Full Coverage John Lisle, a spokesman for the District Department of Transportation, said he noticed the complaints coming in from drivers during the discussion, but he said a D.C. engineer already had experienced them first hand on the way in this morning. Because of the pothole filling, there could be double lane closures on the northbound span between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., then back to a single lane closure from 1 to 5 a.m., when all lanes will be open for rush hour. Please continue telling me about your experiences on the 14th Street Bridge and the Chain Bridge, also the subject of a rehab project,...

By Robert Thomson  |  June 8, 2009; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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