Lanes to be closed on Teddy Roosevelt Bridge for months-long repair work

An emergency work zone blocks lanes on the Roosevelt Bridge in the District. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
D.C. will close multiple lanes on Teddy Roosevelt Bridge for the next few months as crews complete emergency repair work.

Repairs started on Friday and are expected to continue for four months, weather permitting, according to the District Department of Transportation.

DDOT said the bridge, located between D.C. and Arlington County, Virginia, will continue to be accessible to traffic. The left lanes are blocked by concrete wall.

The open lanes on the right will be subject to a load restriction of 10 tons, according to DDOT.

Commuters that use the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge to travel to and from Washington D.C., are recommended to use alternate routes while repairs are made.

Drivers that travel through Teddy Roosevelt Bridge should plan ahead by allowing additional commute time, as heavy traffic is expected along the bridge and alternate routes.

DDOT says drivers traveling in the area should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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