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Adjustments Made at Chain Bridge Project

The District Department of Transportation and its partners across the Potomac had made some changes they hope will alleviate the traffic jam stemming from the rehabilitation project on the Chain Bridge.

The signal timing has been adjusted at Glebe Road and Route 123, on the Virginia side of the bridge. John Lisle, a spokesman for the District Department of Transportation, said that has helped the rush hour traffic flow.

Also, he said, more signs have been positioned to make motorists aware of the bridge reconstruction before they commit to one route over another.There are six more variable message signs out there: four on the DC side, one more in Virginia and one on the Maryland side of the Beltway.

"We continue to monitor the situation and will take additional steps if significant delays continue," Lisle said.

The basic construction plan is the same: One of the three bridge lanes is taken away permanently for the duration of the eight-month rehab project.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 3, 2009; 4:40 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Congestion , Construction  | Tags: Chain Bridge, District Department of Transportation  
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