The orange cones will be out in abundance this weekend as the D.C. Department of Transportation conducts several construction projects that will back up traffic.
Washington Post Editors
May 14, 2010; 11:35 AM ET |
Categories: 14th street bridge , Advisories , Construction , Driving , Weekend Work | Tags: 12th street tunnel, 14th street bridge, D.C. department of transportation, bridge work, bridges, d.c. road closings, ddot, deck work, i-295, lanes closed
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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...
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...
September 15, 2009; 8:54 AM ET |
Categories: 14th street bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving | Tags: 14th street bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock
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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....
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....
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...