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Watch For Wilson Bridge Work

The new span on the Wilson Bridge is going through final testing and commissioning, which will require a few brief shutdowns in coming weeks. Project managers promise to give plenty of notice.

Some of the shutdowns will occur at off-peak times during the week, but most of the work is likely to occur on weekend days. The testing must be done with the benefit of daylight.

Even with a closing of no more than 20 minutes, the backups are likely to extend for about three miles. The closures will occur in only one direction each day and electronic signs will provide warning, project officials say.

This wrapup work on the first of the new Wilson spans is coming as the District prepares for a big new reconstruction project at the Frederick Douglass Bridge, which takes South Capitol Street over the Anacostia River.
You can read about that in a story by Eric Weiss and view a graphic.

By Robert Thomson  |  January 25, 2007; 8:21 AM ET
Categories:  Wilson Bridge  
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Hey, with bridges the topic for today, do you have any information as to when Virginia will be finished renovating the bridge area where Rte. 50 passes over Washington Blvd.?

Posted by: Tom T. | January 25, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

From Dr. Gridlock: Tom T., That work on the Route 50 bridge over Washington Blvd. is scheduled to be done in July. It started in November 2005.

Posted by: Robert Thomson | January 25, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Dr. G
Do you know when the 295/Rt50 interchange will be finished

Posted by: Z | January 25, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

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