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Wilson Bridge Thru Lanes Open

Commuters are finding they have two extra lanes this morning on the Capital Beltway's outer loop as they cross the Wilson Bridge. This is one of those landmark days in the history of this huge construction project.

But for most drivers, it just means one more little decision to make: At the split, they'll have to decide whether to take the Thru lanes to the left or the Local lanes to the right. There are signs two miles out and a mile out before the lanes divide. See A New Choice At Wilson Bridge from our Sunday Commuter page in The Post for further information. The inner loop's Thru lanes are scheduled to open at the end of next weekend.

This has not removed the bottleneck at the Telegraph Road interchange. That work zone, where the interchange is being rebuilt, will be there for a couple more years. But that's the last phase of the $2.4 billion bridge reconstruction project.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 8, 2008; 8:09 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Construction , Wilson Bridge  
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