Dr. Gridlock: 11th Street Bridge


Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Virginia, not Maryland, is where transit action is today

The Potomac River doesn’t divide transit thinkers from road builders.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock Column, Intercounty Connector, Metro, Purple Line, Silver Line, Tysons

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Walking the 11th Street Bridge

D.C. officials celebrated the opening of a new span of the 11th Street Bridge on Saturday.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:13 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Commuting, DC DOT

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013

D.C. to hold festival on 11th Street Bridge local span

The Saturday afternoon celebration marks some of the transportation improvements that have occurred in the Anacostia River area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013

The week ahead for traffic in the D.C. area

Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Traffic closings on 11th Street to begin Thursday

Workers will place girders for the 11th Street Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The weekend and beyond: many festivals, much Metrorail work, new bridge ramps

A sultry and soupy weekend will see many traffic generating festivals. Metro will work on all lines. D.C. is opening new ramps on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on four lines, charity run Sunday, bridge closing

Travelers also should watch for I-95 delays in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Race for Hope, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013

The weekend and beyond: Extensive Metrorail work, soccer at RFK, bridge projects

After Friday night storms, the weekend looks good for outdoor activities. But watch out for track work on all Metrorail lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, bay bridge, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Transportation Authority, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Arlington driver's 10-minute commute solution shows D.C.'s traffic problems

The George Washington Parkway to 14th Street bridge to the District: How many things can go wrong?

By Robert Thomson  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge; Commuting, 14th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Humpback Bridge

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013

What's causing extra slow traffic at D.C.'s 11th St. Bridge

The District's reconstruction of the 11th Street Bridge remains a work in progress. In the morning, drivers jockey for position on the inbound freeway span, and that slows traffic from several directions.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Traffic tips

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013

The weekend and beyond: Fine weather, soccer at RFK, lots of Metro work

Road work plans are limited, but Metro crews will work on all lines. Sports activities are highlighted by the home opener for D.C. United.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Capitals, D.C. United, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What are your picks for the top transportation developments of 2012?

Help Dr. Gridlock complete this year in review by adding your choices for the most significant transportation developments of 2012.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/19/2012

New 11th Street Bridge ramp opened Wednesday afternoon

The ramp from the 11th Street Bridge to Interstate 295N is could be open in time for the evening rush hour, DDOT said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012

D.C. preparing to open new highway link

The District plans overnight closings of the freeway lanes leading to the 11th Street Bridge's outbound freeway span.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012

The week ahead: New bridge ramp, late-night Metro work

Road and transit projects continue during the week before Christmas, but the biggest development in road work is a good one for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Lane closings affect Southeast Freeway commuters near Anacostia River

An important change in D.C. freeway traffic patterns is scheduled to take effect after the Thursday morning rush.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/20/2012

Construction affects exit from RFK Stadium

Soccer fans leaving Lot 8 Saturday night will follow a different route.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, traffic

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012

The weekend and beyond

Here are some of the key events that will affect travel in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012

The weekend and beyond: Traffic, transit tips

Here's a look at traffic and transit changes for the holiday weekend in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Columbus Day weekend, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend events, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/02/2012

New ramp opening at D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge

New link is first of several scheduled to open this fall.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Anacostia Freeway, D.C. 295, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, I-295

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Beltway changes, South Capitol St. closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The commute is about as good as it gets in the D.C. region thanks to summer vacations, and several changes in work zones bring permanent improvements for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC gtransportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012

11th Street Bridge, Beltway bottlenecks, Metro parking: the week ahead for traffic, transit

While commuter traffic is slipping into a mid-summer lull, several road projects in the D.C. region are scheduled to score major breakthroughs in the coming week.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Highways | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012

11th Street Bridge: D.C. plans major changes in traffic patterns near Anacostia River

Big changes at the 11th Street Bridge will affect thousands of commutes.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Commuting, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Anacostia River

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Andrews air show, Nationals vs. Orioles, soccer, new 11th St. Bridge route: the weekend and beyond

It’s a busy weekend for events and travel delays in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Highways, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Andrews air show, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, DC United

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012

D.C. closing freeway ramp near 11th Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation is shutting a ramp for Eighth Street SE in preparation for a new route on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Highways, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Anacostia bridge building in new phase

So far, most of the visible work on the District's biggest transportation project has been done in the middle of the Anacostia River and on its east bank. Now, drivers on the Southeast-Southwest Freeway are going to get close to the construction of the new 11th Street Bridge. Over the next two weeks, contractors are scheduled to drive piles in the freeway median east of 11th Street SE.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/25/2010

11th St. Bridge work to disrupt traffic

The reconstruction of the 11th Street Bridge over the Anacostia River is the District's biggest transportation project, but so far, much of the work has been in the middle of the river or on the shoreline, usually away from traffic. Project managers said that as the construction advanced this year, drivers would see more of an impact on traffic, though mostly at off hours. Here's a schedule for such work from the District Department of Transportation.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr.Gridlock