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More Change on Beltway Near Wilson Bridge

It's hard to keep up with the changes in the maze of ramps and lanes that make up the Capital Beltway and its interchanges near the Wilson Bridge in Virginia.

This is the latest from the project: The ramp from southbound Telegraph Road to the Beltway's inner loop has been temporarily realigned. This will make room to rebuild parts of the ramp where the Beltway is being widened. The S-shaped ramp accommodates one lane of traffic. No date has been set for an end to the temporary realignment. Use extra caution as you get used to the new setup.

By Robert Thomson  |  July 21, 2009; 9:25 AM ET
Categories:  Wilson Bridge  | Tags: Capital Beltway, Dr. Gridlock  
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It is maddening driving through this area on a daily basis. Far too many people just don't understand the concept of "all lanes thru". Now I have to two opportunities each day to watch people fail to grasp this and make a dangerous last minute cut from the right lanes across the gore to the left lanes. The original one is the split after Telegraph Rd that leads up to the bridge but now there is a new one that sends traffic down the Eisenhower Ave. exit ramp and back up. About 5% of drivers treat this as if the right lanes would send them careening off of a cliff.

Posted by: slar | July 22, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

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