Major work on Woodrow Wilson project announced for June

| 6/2/2006

Lane closures related to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project near Washington, D.C., will occur this weekend, June 2-4, and are scheduled to continue during all remaining weekends in June, as steel for the new Maryland 210 interchange is erected over both directions of I-95.

According to a press release, the safety of motorists requires completely closing I-95 at Maryland 210 during the overnight work. Traffic will be rerouted to nearby ramps with clearly marked and direct detours.

Summer weekend nighttime traffic volumes at the Wilson Bridge Project are approximately one-third as heavy as day-time volumes. Only minor traffic disruptions are expected.

Separately, significant daytime and nighttime delays are expected during the weekend of June 9-12 as the first of two traffic switches onto the recently-dedicated Woodrow Wilson Bridge takes place. This work will require reducing I-95 North – the Capital Beltway’s Outer Loop – to a single lane for as long as 57 continuous hours, beginning Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. until as late as the following Monday morning at 5 a.m.

Motorists and truckers should steer clear of the Wilson Bridge Project area, which extends 7.5 miles from Telegraph Road in Virginia to Maryland Route 210.