West sidewalk closed on Four Mile Run bridge
An independent inspection of the Four Mile Run bridge connecting South Arlington Ridge Road with Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria required closing the bridge’s west sidewalk to pedestrians, due to deterioration of beams below. The restriction will remain in place indefinitely as engineers monitor conditions and look at eventual replacement options. Vehicle traffic is not affected by this restriction.
Signage and barricades have been installed to direct pedestrians and bus riders to the bridge’s east sidewalk. Visit the newsroom for details.
Bridge restrictions on West Glebe Road
A routine inspection of the bridge on West Glebe Road at South Four Mile Run has uncovered deterioration. As a result, the County has put in place a vehicle weight restriction of 5 tons for the bridge and closed the bridge sidewalks in both directions.
The 5-ton weight limit restriction will primarily affect larger heavy vehicles such as buses and dump trucks. The restrictions will stay in place until further notice.
More information is available in the newsroom.
Traffic pattern changes on Arlington Memorial Bridge
Beginning Oct. 15, 2018, three lanes on Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed to begin intensive rehabilitation work on the bridge. While the three lanes are closed, traffic will shift to the other side of the bridge. There will always be one lane open eastbound and one lane open westbound. Traffic in the third lane will shift to accommodate rush hour traffic in and out of Washington, DC.
Beginning in fall 2018 and continuing until early 2021, pedestrians and bicyclists will have to detour around a closed sidewalk on Arlington Memorial Bridge. The westbound sidewalk will close first from fall 2018 until fall 2019.
Visit the National Park Service website for details.