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The Week Ahead For Highways and Transit

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New ramps are open in Telegraph Road Interchange work zone. (Wilson Bridge Project)

Drivers, transit users, cyclists and walkers are in for a few new encounters this week at bridges, interchanges and parking garages across the Washington region. Most of them start today.

2 New Ramps at Telegraph Rd. Interchange
Many drivers using the Beltway interchange this morning will encounter new traffic patterns, so go slowly and make sure you benefit from the changes.

There are new elevated ramps taking vehicles over Telegraph Road to Huntington Avenue and North Kings Highway, or directly to Telegraph Road south. Also, a ramp wil open from southbound Telegraph Road and tie into the elevated ramp to Huntington Avenue, allowing motorists to make a right onto the ramp and eliminating the need to pass through a traffic signal to make a left onto Huntington Avenue.

Kiss & Ride at Wheaton Station
The two-level Kiss & Ride parking area at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive under the MetroPointe apartment complex opens today. It's available for pick-ups and drop-offs, short-term parking, shuttles and taxis. There's an entrance on Reedie Drive.

14th Street Bridge
This is really the big deal of the day in potential impact on commuters. Read about it in the previous entry.

Chain Bridge
Prep work starts today for a rehab project on the Chain Bridge. District Department of Transportation spokesman John Lisle said this morning that the inbound lane closing is likely to start on Wednesday. The lane will stay closed for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to end in January.

Prep work for the project starts today, said DDOT spokeswoman Karyn LeBlanc. Restriping of the lanes is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Barriers will be put down tomorrow and the first rush hour with lane closure set is scheduled for Wednesday morning, she said.

GW Parkway Construction
Road work is scheduled to begin this week on the northbound side of the George Washington Parkway, near the Spout Run Parkway split. Look for lane closings between 9:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. weekdays. There may be work on weekends, too. During construction, one lane in each direction will always be open.

Wilson Bridge Trail
This is the fun one, at the end of the week. The 12-foot-wide pathway for walkers and cyclists on the north side of the Wilson Bridge is scheduled to open after 1 p.m. Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 1, 2009; 7:05 AM ET
Categories:  Biking , Commuting , Construction , Driving , Wilson Bridge , transit  
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