Important changes taking place on Woodrow Wilson Bridge project

| 7/26/2006

Beginning as early as Wednesday night, July 26, motorists should expect a major change in Alexandria, VA, as the ramps from Route 1 South to I-95/Capital Beltway are switched back to their original orientation as part of the ongoing construction on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project.

According to a press release from the project coordinators, the following changes should be noted:

  • Drivers traveling from Route 1 South to I-95 North/Beltway Outer Loop – toward the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Maryland – should take the center lane of Route 1 and the left side of the ramp;
  • Drivers traveling from Route 1 South to I-95 South/Beltway Inner Loop – toward Springfield, VA – should take the right lane of Route 1 and the right side of the ramp.
  • These ramp/lane switches are necessary due to the opening of a new ramp from Route 1 South to I-95 South/Beltway Inner Loop.

In order to implement the changes, it will be necessary to shut down two right lanes on southbound Route 1 on Wednesday night from about 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The ramp/lane switch and new ramp opening are expected to be in full effect by Thursday morning, July 27.

Roadway message signs are posted along southbound Route 1 to alert motorists in advance of the new traffic pattern. In addition, there will be on-site police presence during the initial phase of this traffic switch to assist motorists as needed.

Motorists should expect continued construction in this immediate area as final details are completed on this new traffic configuration in the coming weeks.