At 7:45 a.m. Sunday, June 11, all three lanes of northbound I-95/Capital
Beltway Outer Loop were restored across the first new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, replacing the one-lane situation that was implemented at 9:30 p.m., Friday, June
The lane reopening happened ahead of the project’s schedule,
which had a worst-case scenario of reopening at 5 a.m., Monday morning,
according to a Wilson Bridge Projects press release.
In five weeks, I-95 South/Beltway Inner Loop will be
switched onto the first new bridge. Occurring during the weekend of July
14-17, the operation will be mirror image of this weekend’s work: I-95 South
will be reduced to a single lane and several ramps will be closed.
One major difference during the second switch is that will
be no closure of the ramp to the Wilson Bridge for southbound I-95 drivers
approaching the Capital Beltway from points north. The ramp is very distant
from the bridge project for such a closure, as it would affect too many
motorists not traveling to the Wilson Bridge.
Consequently, backups and delays are anticipated to be far
more extensive than occurred during the June closures that just concluded.