Awaiting Word on Wilson Bridge
[6:30 p.m. update: The weather is looking better, and the weekend project is a go.]
Wilson Bridge project managers, who have scheduled a very active weekend for work on the Capital Beltway's outer loop between Springfield and the bridge, are watching the weather.
They probably will make a final decision late this afternoon about whether to proceed. Under the current schedule, the outer loop would be reduced to one lane in the work zone starting at 9 o'clock tonight. Also, the four ramps to and from the outer loop at Route 1 would be closed and traffic detour. Similarly, the ramp from Telegraph Road northbound to the outer loop would close and a detour would be created.
Early Saturday, according to the schedule, the ramp from I-95 northbound to the outer loop would close to divert traffic from the work zone. It would reopen when the traffic volume lessened, but that could be more than 10 hours.
The purpose of the work is to shift the outer loop into its new configuration approaching the Wilson Bridge. The current plan is to get that work done and all the lanes and ramps reopened by Sunday. You can read the full details here.
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