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Beltway Work Postponed

How long has it been since this happened? Managers of the Wilson Bridge project have postponed all the work on the Beltway scheduled for this weekend because of the rainy forecast.

The shifting of the Beltway outer loop lanes in Maryland that I described in the previous posting now is scheduled to happen next weekend. But to prepare for that, there will be overnight lane closings this Sunday night into Monday morning. All the lanes wil be open in time for the Monday morning rush.

In Virginia, workers will spend late Sunday night and early Monday morning preparing the inner loop for lane shifts next weekend as well. So there should be some Sunday night-Monday morning lane closures there, but again, the lanes are scheduled to open in time for the Monday morning rush.

In recent months, it has been very unusual to see highway work postponed because of bad weather. In fact, road construction programs across the region have benefitted from the drought. (Somebody had to.) Among the projects speeded up, to the benefit of commuters, were the Legion Bridge painting, the Douglass Bridge rehabilitation and the I-270 repaving.

By Robert Thomson  |  October 25, 2007; 6:08 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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