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Welcome Back to the Work Zone

At the risk of killing the fine mood you might still be in after a splendid three-day getaway, I thought you might like to know the lastest on some of the construction projects that will resume today and later this week.

Klingle Bridge: The District today expects to begin a new phase of the construction project that splits Connecticut Avenue traffic as it crosses the bridge. The work shifts to the second northbound lane, but during morning rush time, you'll still find three lanes open southbound and one northbound. During evening rush, the pattern will be reversed. Watch for those overhead red/green arrows that indicate which lanes are open, but don't get them confused with the regular traffic lights that control intersections on either side of the bridge.

South Old Jefferson Davis Highway: Closed during the morning rush today for emergency repairs between Boundary Channel Drive and South 6th Street.

Massachusetts Avenue: A water main break to Brookeway Drive in Bethesda is slowing traffic.

Wilson Bridge Project: Here are some of the daytime work areas.
-- On the Virginia side, alternate lanes are closed on Route 1 North and South between Franklin and Huntington avenues today from noon to 3 p.m.; Wednesday adn Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
-- The Route 1 South ramp to both loops on the Capital Beltway will have the right lane closed from noon to 3 p.m. today; from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
-- South Washington Street in both directions between Alfred Street and Church Street has the right lane closed today between noon and 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
-- On the Maryland side, the left lane will be closed in both directions on the Beltway between St. Barnabas Road and I-295 on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-- I-295 South between the District line and the Beltway will have the right lane closed on Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Springfield Interchange: I-395 North between Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Edsall Road will have the shoulder and one lane closed from 9 a.m. to noon today; noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Route 28 (Virginia): On both sides, between Routes 267 and 606, the right and left lanes will be closed, and there will be occasional stoppages of about 10 minutes, from noon to 3 p.m. today and Wednesday, and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, in both directions on Innovation Avenue, the right and left lanes are to be closed today from noon to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Legion Bridge: It's still slow on the northbound George Washington Parkway at the shortened up merge with the inner loop of the Beltway, because of the bridge painting project. Beltway drivers would be better off moving into the left lanes as they approach the bridge.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Today through Thursday, one lane westbound will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each weekday, one westbound lane will be turned over to eastbound traffic between 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Which I think is a dangerous situation because of the lack of a barrier against the oncoming traffic.) Also, the right lane of the eastbound span will be closed for maintenance from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Thursday.

MARC/Amtrak: The Susquehanna River Bridge project is done, two weeks ahead of schedule.
As of this week, trains are back on their normal schedule.

There's so much going on in our traffic world. I'll be doing a Live Online discussion today at 1 p.m. Please join me. If you feel like submitting a question right now about any topic in local transportation, you can use this link.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 29, 2007; 5:01 AM ET
Categories:  Construction  
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