Wilson Bridge closings to impact traffic in June

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During all weekends in June, north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 95/I-495 at the Maryland Highway 210 interchange will be closed overnight as work on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge continues. Traffic models show that even if 50 percent of drivers steer clear of the area, delays of up to four hours and backups as long as 14 miles can be expected.

The lane closures will ensure the safety of motorists as 10, 425-foot long steel beams are hoisted across the Beltway. The beams will support the western half of the new Highway 210 interchange that will span the future wider Beltway.

Lanes will be closed on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. until as late as 8 a.m., and on Sunday nights from 10 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m. Monday; extensive signage will be posted to direct drivers through the closures and detour routes. On the weekend of June 9, work on the interchange will be limited to Saturday and Sunday nights, and the schedule will be adjusted so that it does not conflict with the first of two traffic switches onto the new Wilson Bridge.

This switch will impact the outer loop of the Capital Beltway from 8 a.m. on Friday, June 9, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 12. Traffic on I-95/I-495 North will be reduced to a single lane for up to four miles between the Highway 210 interchange and the Route 1 interchange in Virginia. Several ramps on both sides of the Potomac River also will be closed and detoured.

Southbound traffic on I-95 is scheduled to switch to the new bridge on the weekend of July 14-17. For more information about upcoming closures, go to www.wilsonbridge.com or call 877-463-6992.