Northbound I-95 lanes reopened on Wilson Bridge project

| Monday, June 12, 2006

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 9.

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.

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