Some Relief For Chain Bridge Drivers
The District Department of Transportation and the contractor working on the rehab of Chain Bridge have been trying to figure out ways of easing the traffic congestion that resulted from the closing of one of its three lanes for the duration of the project. They plan to try something new on July 27.
This effort deals with a complaint I've heard from some of you: Virginia-bound traffic wanting to make a right turn and go up Route 123 gets caught behind traffic wanting to go straight up Glebe Road.
So the plan is to adjust the concrete barriers and add some lane striping to create separate through and turn lanes at the traffic signal on the Virginia side. That should at least create enough space for several cars of turning traffic to get by, says John Lisle, spokesman for the District Department of Transportation.
July 16, 2009; 3:29 PM ET
Categories: Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving | Tags: Chain Bridge, Dr. Gridlock, delays, rehabilitation
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