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Wilson Bridge Traffic: Field Report

Post staff writer Sandhya Somashekhar, who is part of our team covering the Wilson Bridge work today, just reported in. She said she drove on I- 95 from Lorton and got off onto Franconia Road. She said traffic was moving 55-60 mph. It was getting congested approaching the Springfield Interchange, but that was about normal for the area.
She urges drivers to be cautious, though. The cars are going pretty fast considering how close together they are and how many decisions they have to make in that area.

Then she got onto the Capital Beltway from Van Dorn Street and got off at Telegraph Road. At the Amoco station on Telegraph, near the Beltway, she talked to Steve Sprague, 55, of the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. She asked him if he had any intention of crossing the Wilson Bridge today.
"Not on your life," he said.

Mike Gordon, 27, the station manager and an Alexandria resident, said it appeared to him that a lot of people were heeding the warnings about potential delays on the outer loop because of the opening of the new span across the Potomac.

He seemed a little dismayed: "It's been pretty slow around here," he said.

You can see the traffic camera views of the Beltway and the bridge on our traffic page.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 10, 2006; 12:13 PM ET
Categories:  Wilson Bridge  
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