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VDOT Postpones Ramp Opening

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced this afternoon that it has to postpone the opening of the new ramp at the Springfield interchange until next week. VDOT had hoped for a Wednesday opening, as you'll see in the posting below this one.

The cold weather is preventing the contractor from painting lane markings on the new ramp, which will carry traffic from the Capital Beltway's outer loop to Interstate 95 southbound. The temperature has to be at least 45 degrees for the markings to adhere to the pavement.

Let's hope for some sun to warm that pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 5, 2006; 4:23 PM ET
Categories:  Springfield Interchange  
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That's awesome. Figures.

Posted by: Steve | December 5, 2006 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Come on. Give them a break. For the most part, this project has been on time and under budget and communication has been very good, particularly in terms of road closures. Up until a week ago, the weather was in the 70s and normally this time of year it fluctuates between 30s and 50s.

Posted by: BlogBunny | December 5, 2006 6:21 PM | Report abuse

This is all Bushs fault. Punishing the state that voted for Jim Webb.

Posted by: Stick | December 6, 2006 8:25 AM | Report abuse

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