Later this month, Arlington drivers will find their commutes disrupted as the Virginia Department of Transportation revamps the interchanges on U.S. 50/Arlington Boulevard at Courthouse Road and 10th Street. The 10th Street Bridge will be demolished and rebuilt. The roadwork will require some short- and long-term closures.
Adam Tuss, wtop.com
ARLINGTON, Va. – If you want better roads and bridges, you’re likely going to have to sit through construction delays.
While that scene is playing out all across the region, the congested U.S. 50 corridor in Arlington is fast becoming a construction hot spot.
On March 22, long-term closures go into place on 10th Street and North Fairfax Drive near U.S. 50. Also, westbound U.S. 50 will be closed for a good portion of that weekend.
This is all part of a $39 million project by the Virginia Department of Transportation to improve interchanges on U.S. 50 at Courthouse Road and 10th Street.
VDOT says when the project is finished in the fall of 2013, drivers will have improved bridges, ramps, intersections and better traffic flow with new dedicated acceleration and deceleration lanes.
Here’s a complete list of the upcoming closures in the work zone:
U.S. 50 closure and detour March 24 and 25
Westbound U.S. 50/Arlington Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. March 24 to 8 p.m. March 25 between Courthouse Road and 10th Street as crews demolish the 10th Street Bridge. Drivers are encouraged to avoid U.S. 50 or use 10th Street to Washington Boulevard back to U.S. 50 as a detour. Signs also will be posted to encourage to use Interstate 66 and other alternate routes.
Long-term closures at 10th Street, U.S. 50 and Fairfax Drive
Beginning March 22, several closures will be in place until work nears completion in fall 2013:
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