Long-Term Traffic Alerts

George Washington Memorial Parkway Bridge Connecting Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration will perform maintenance and safety improvements to two bridges that connect Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. During the approximately nine month project, significant work will be performed on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Crystal City to the airport and the southbound Parkway ramp from the airport. Drivers should expect lane closures and detours as the work is performed.

  • Single lane closures will begin on September 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the Route 233 bridge.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic on the Route 233 bridge and on the ramp from the airport to the Parkway, except during one weekend of construction.

The Park Service and Federal Highway Administration bridge construction project will allow for better access to and from the airport and add safety improvements to sidewalks and trails for pedestrians.

Arlington Memorial Bridge Emergency Closures and Load Limits

On May 29, 2015, the National Park Service, at the recommendation of Federal Highway Administration, closed both curbside lanes and 4 feet of the adjoining sidewalks across the bascule (drawbridge) span of Arlington Memorial Bridge and posted a 10-ton load limit across the entire length of the bridge. The lane closures will remain in effect until emergency repairs are complete. The load restriction, which will eliminate most bus traffic, will remain in effect indefinitely.

Spout Run Parkway Mill and Overlay Work

The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) began a roadway project on July 27, 2015, which is expected to last through late September, along Spout Run Parkway in both directions between GWMP and Lorcom Lane. The project will also include work on the southbound GWMP ramp to Key Bridge, and Rosslyn Circle Ramp onto northbound GWMP.

Throughout the 50-day project, motorists should expect single lane closures for a period of up to 10 days per lane in order to mill and overlay the road and replace the guard rails. No detours will be in place, so plan accordingly for delays, especially during rush hour.

For more information, visit the National Park Service website.

Washington Boulevard Bridge over Jefferson Davis Highway

On April 27, 2015, crews working for VDOT reduced traffic from three lanes to two in each direction on Washington Boulevard (Route 27) over Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 110) in Arlington. For the duration of the project, the lane reduction will allow crews room to replace and widen the structurally deficient, 74-year-old bridge.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes if possible, particularly northbound during the a.m. rush hour, where drivers could experience a 10-minute delay. Motorists are also asked to be alert to Pentagon and Virginia State Police who will help facilitate traffic movement.

For more information, visit VDOT’s website.

Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike

Eastbound Columbia Pike Lane Use Change

On July 22, 2015, the eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike on the approach to the I-395 ramps reverted back to the time of day lane use that was in effect prior to the construction of the Route 27/244 Interchange.

Between 6:30 and 9 a.m. weekdays, motorists will access the I-395 north/south ramp and eastbound Washington Boulevard from either lane on eastbound Columbia Pike, and only the left lane will provide access to eastbound Columbia Pike under the bridge.

At all other times of the day, motorists will only be able to access the ramp from the rightmost lane, whereas both lanes will provide access to eastbound Columbia Pike under the bridge.

Motorists are asked to pay attention to the overhead signs, as these will be lighted with arrows indicating the appropriate lane use for the respective time of day.

Learn more about the U.S. Route 27/244 Interchange Project.

North Lynn Street in Rosslyn

Construction has started on Central Place, with completion expected in 2017. The project is located along the heavily-used North Lynn and North Moore Streets and between Wilson Boulevard and 19th Street North.

Temporary parking closures will be in effect on North Lynn Street throughout the project to allow for an additional travel lane when needed.

  • Phase 3 and 6/7: Three travel lanes on North Lynn Street open only.
  • Phase 8/9 (Dates To Be Determined): Three travel lanes on North Lynn Street open only. North Moore Street will be limited to two bus lanes.


  • Commuters are advised to use alternate routes when traveling through Rosslyn to minimize impact. Alternative routes to the District of Columbia include Lee Highway to North Lynn Street, Arlington Boulevard to I-66, Glebe Road to Chain Bridge Road and George Washington Memorial Parkway.
  • Motorists traveling from U.S. Route 110 intending to use North Lynn Street will be detoured via North Kent Street to North 19th Street, and will access North Lynn Street at the North 19th Street intersection.

Crews may perform some of this work during evening hours to minimize the impact to businesses and motorists. Residents can expect some construction noise associated with this work. Businesses located along North Lynn Street remain open during construction.

For ongoing construction updates and traffic impacts, visit The JBG Companies Central Place Construction Updates website.