Arlington Memorial Bridge – Emergency Closures and Load Limits
In May 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 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.
Washington Boulevard Bridge over Jefferson Davis Highway
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: May 2018.
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.
North Lynn Street in Rosslyn
Construction continues for 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.