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.
Washington Boulevard Bridge construction
In April 2015, crews working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (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. Estimated completion date is winter 2019.
Drivers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes if possible, particularly northbound during the AM 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.