Traffic changes in Alexandria, VA, continue this weekend

| 8/4/2006

Major traffic changes will continue in Alexandria, VA, this weekend, when the right-turn ramp from Route 1 North to Interstate 95 South/Beltway Inner Loop closes on Saturday as part of the ongoing Woodrow Wilson Bridge project.

The construction will require drivers to use a signalized left-turn lane to access a new temporary ramp. According to a press release from project officials, motorists should expect alternating lane closures on both directions of Route 1 near the Capital Beltway this Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Officials said the closure of the right-turn ramp is necessary in order to work on the Route 1 overpass that will span the future wider Beltway. When finished, the Route 1 overpass will provide six lanes of travel, as compared with four lanes currently.

Upon completion of the overall Route 1 interchange, currently scheduled for late 2008 or early 2009, northbound Route 1 traffic will use a ramp to merge onto the Inner Loop.