Amidst heightened concerns
of commercial vehicles being used as rolling bombs by terrorists, a new traffic
restriction is in place around the Pentagon. The ban is in effect until further
The Department of Defense
has instructed that tractor-trailers, trucks and charter buses be prohibited
from using portions of Route 110 north of Jefferson Davis Highway, according
to WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. The restriction includes Route 110 northbound
between Interstate 395 and Route 27 (Washington Boulevard), and Route 110
southbound between I-66 and I-395.
In October, non-delivery
trucks heavier than 1.25 tons were banned from a 40-block around the Capitol.
Authorities claim the bans are safety precautions and not in response to a