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Advisory for Route 1 Drivers in Virginia

This advisory just came in from the Wilson Bridge project:

Northbound Route 1 travelers, whether coming from southern Fairfax County or the Capital Beltway, can expect continued delays through the remainder of the work week because the far-right lane is closed immediately north of the Beltway.

Project managers say the closure is necessary to install footings for new barriers for soundwalls that will protect nearby residents from highway noise. The work requires deep excavations immediately adjacent to Route 1 in the northwest quadrant of the interchange. So the lane closure was imposed for safety reasons.

To lessen the impact on traffic, the single-lane reduction that occurred today on Route 1's two-lane Beltway overpass is being moved slightly north this afternoon to where Route 1 is usually three lanes.

Motorists entering northbound Route 1 from the Beltway's inner loop will need to merge expeditiously into the remaining two lanes, rather than entering the third lane. The lane reduction continues north for three blocks, reopening to three lanes at Franklin Street.

The work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, unless delayed by bad weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  April 8, 2008; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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