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Tonight, from 10:00 PM thru Sunday at 11:00 PM, the Westbound bound lanes on Eisenhower Avenue will be CLOSED for a construction crane. Eisenhower Avenue will be closed between John Carlyle Street & Elizabeth Lane.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is having a construction crane lift some very heavy equipment up onto the roof of the Madison Building.

The eastbound lanes will remain open. To get around the closure, use Jamieson Avenue to Elizabeth Lane or Mill Road.

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There is a water main break that occurred this morning (June 4, 2016) Northbound on South Patrick Street at Wilkes Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

There are two lanes blocked northbound. Use caution in the area and if you need to, use Washington Street to get around the expected backups.


Bridge Demolition starts tonight!

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project will continue its ongoing work in the Telegraph Road interchange the week of June 11. Variable message signs will be posted to alert drivers and provide detour information when necessary. This work will have impacts on local traffic, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid delays.

Weather permitting, the scheduled work for the coming week and following weekend includes:

Friday, June 15 at 9 pm. CONTINUOUSLY until 5 a.m. Monday, June 18:

  • Telegraph Road North and South will be completely closed between the Capital Beltway and Duke Street for bridge demolition. The eastbound and westbound ramps from Duke Street to Telegraph Road South will be closed.
    • Detour for Northbound: Motorists should take the Eisenhower Avenue ramp to right on Eisenhower Avenue eastbound to the traffic circle to Holland Lane to Duke Street.
    • Detour for Southbound from Duke Street East: Motorists should continue on Duke Street eastbound to U.S. Route 1 South to the Inner Loop to Telegraph Road South.
    • Detour for Southbound from Duke Street West: Motorists should continue on Duke Street to Van Dorn Street South to the Outer Loop to Telegraph Road South.
  • The ramp from Telegraph Road North to the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) will be closed for bridge demolition.
    • Detour: Motorists should take the Eisenhower Avenue ramp to right on Eisenhower Avenue westbound to the Eisenhower Connector access to the Inner Loop.
  • The ramps from the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) and Outer Loop (I-95/495 North) to Telegraph Road to Duke Street will be closed for bridge demolition.
    • Inner Loop Detour: Motorists should take the Pershing Avenue eastbound to Stovall Street southbound to left on Eisenhower Avenue eastbound to the traffic circle to Holland Lane to Duke Street.
    • Outer Loop Detour: Motorists should take the Eisenhower Avenue ramp to right on Eisenhower Avenue eastbound to the traffic circle to Holland Lane to Duke Street.
  • Pershing Avenue access to Telegraph Road North and Duke Street will be closed for bridge demolition.
    • Detour: Motorists should take Stovall Street to left on Eisenhower Avenue eastbound to the traffic circle to Holland Lane to Duke Street.

Telegraph Road Aerial PhotographWeather permitting, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project has scheduled major work on the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) for the weekend of June 1-4 in order to complete paving of the final THRU lanes between U.S. Route 1 and Telegraph Road. The work will have significant traffic impacts, with backups expected well into Maryland. Motorists are strongly urged to consider alternate routes during the weekend to avoid significant delays. Details for the work are as follows:

Beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, the THRU lanes of the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) will be reduced to one lane between the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Telegraph Road for allow for roadway construction. A temporary second LOCAL lane will be opened between U.S. Route 1 and Telegraph Road to ease traffic volumes; this temporary lane will be in place through the weekend until Monday morning, and require reduced speeds. Motorists are encouraged to use the Inner Loop LOCAL lanes Friday during the day.

Beginning Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m., and through the weekend until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 4, all access to the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) THRU lanes from Maryland and from U.S. Route 1 in Virginia will be closed. The Inner Loop LOCAL exits to Pershing Avenue and Telegraph Road North will also be closed. Motorists on the LOCAL lanes traveling to the Eisenhower Valley should exit at the Eisenhower Connector and return on Eisenhower Avenue East.

Once reopened the morning of June 4, the two new Inner Loop THRU lanes will be complete and in their final configuration, and work will transition to paving the Inner Loop LOCAL lanes. Only one Inner Loop LOCAL lane will be open in this corridor from June 4 until paving is complete July 1, restricting LOCAL lane traffic. Also, during this interval, motorists on the Inner Loop THRU lanes will not be able to exit at the Eisenhower Connector; travelers headed to Eisenhower Avenue will need to exit at the Van Dorn interchange. On July 1, all Inner Loop work (THRU and LOCAL) between Rt. 1 and the Eisenhower Connector will be complete, and the roadway will be in its final configuration of two THRU lanes and two LOCAL lanes.

Please use caution when traveling in this area. All construction-related work and dates are subject to change, depending on weather, material and contractor availability or other unforeseen conditions.

This coming Friday, April 1, 2011, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project folks, working on completing the Telegraph Road interchange, want everyone to know that the outer loop from the Eisenhower Connector to just past Telegraph Road will be narrowed to one lane Friday night.

WUSA9.com reports:

 Only one lane will be available to traffic on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway between the Eisenhower Connector and just east of the Telegraph Road interchange starting Friday night.

I-95/I-495 north will be narrowed to the single lane as construction crews do work for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. The closure is required to shift and reconfigure lanes for the THRU/LOCAL lane split.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, the right local lane of the outer loop will be blosed in the area. One local and one thru lane will remain open. The on-ramps to the outer loop from Telegraph Road norht and south will also be closed.

Around midnight, the right local lane will reopen and the left local lane and the thru lane will close.

The restriction will last through mid-morning on Saturday, when the second local lane will reopen. All lanes and traffic movements will be fully restored by mid-day Saturday.

Drivers should expect delays and may wish to take alternate routes. For example, drivers who want to take the outer loop from Telegraph Road should take Huntington Avenue east to Route 1 and then the on-ramp to the Outer Loop.

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