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D.C. again postpones Chain Bridge closing

For the second time, a forecast of weekend snow and cold has led to postponement of the plan to close Chain Bridge for work on the bridge surface.

As the District Department of Transportation gets near the end of the bridge rehabilitation project that began last spring, it plans to close the bridge completely for two consecutive weekends. But the concrete and painting work can't be done in the cold and snow. That was the forecast for last weekend, so the closing got postponed. Now it's the forecast for this coming weekend. So the department announced this new schedule:

  • From 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

  • From 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

As you consider your cross-Potomac options, note that the first of those weekends is the Presidents' Day weekend, when Metro's Rosslyn Station will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, through midnight Monday, Feb. 15. So the Orange and Blue Line trains will not be traveling between Virginia and the District.

By Robert Thomson  |  February 3, 2010; 2:06 PM ET
Categories:  Congestion , Construction , Weekend Work  | Tags: Chain Bridge, Dr. Gridlock  
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I wonder if they are able to complete all the work over one weekend if they could work 3 days. Such as, Presidents Day.

Posted by: thetan | February 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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