Dr. Gridlock: Wilson Bridge


Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Deer slows traffic on Woodrow Wilson bridge

Deer spotted on Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Distraction for early morning drivers.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer, woodrow wilson bridge

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Wilson Bridge Half Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 10

The bridge’s travel lanes will be open, but there are other road closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, George Washington Parkway, National Harbor, Wilson Bridge, Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Virginia celebrating completion of Wilson Bridge project's last phase

A Thursday afternoon ceremony will mark completion of the Telegraph Road interchange, the project's final phase.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Telegraph Road, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Many outdoor events, but also street closings and Metro delays: the weekend and beyond

Metro will split the Red Line this weekend through downtown D.C. Drivers will encounter many changes in traffic patterns, including street closings for Sunday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day, Wasington Nationals

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 12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Metro work, N.Y. Ave. Bridge, I-66 closures and more: This weekend and beyond

The summer is almost over. If you’re still in town, you need to know about a few things that could cause you headaches this weekend and into next week.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, metro, wmata, wilson bridge, bay bridge, capital beltway

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Meteor showers, Metro delays, paving projects: the weekend and beyond

The Perseid meteors will be in the skiest, but back on the planet’s surface, area travelers face delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

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 10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Sports, battles, Beltway paving, Metrorail projects: the weekend and beyond

A hot, muggy weekend won’t stop travelers bound for the Nationals, D.C. United or the tennis finals, but some road and transit work may slow them down.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, Citi Open

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 01:37 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Wilson Bridge project revises schedule for Beltway paving near Telegraph Road

Last weekend’s storms pushed back the planned completion of the THRU and LOCAL lane paving along the Beltway in the Alexandria area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Beltway paving continues on inner loop in Virginia

Lane closings on the Beltway’s inner loop in the Alexandria area will continue this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway lane closings in Virginia this week

The 495 Express Lanes project is closing the outer loop at Springfield overnights. Meanwhile, the Wilson Bridge project has moved the outer loop’s THRU/LOCAL lane split.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation 495 Express Lanes, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway work zones, lane closings, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic and transit

Two construction areas on the Capital Beltway are slowing traffic this week. Metro’s big weekend disruption will be on the Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Wilson Bridge project to restrict traffic on Beltway

The outer loop’s THRU lanes are closed this weekend. Only one LOCAL lane is open. On Monday, drivers will find the THRU/LOCAL split has moved farther west.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Wilson Bridge project, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Metrorail delays, Beltway work, traffic shifts: The weekend and beyond

The first weekend of summer will be a busy one, with outdoor activities and road and transit work.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles Airport, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge project

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Speed cameras, Beltway slowdowns, Gay Pride parade: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The travel weather for the D.C. region looks pretty good the week of June 4-10, but drivers and transit users should be alert for some changes affecting their rides.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Rush Plus

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Beltway drivers to encounter major delays on inner loop in Virginia this weekend

The weekend paving will put THRU lanes in their final configuration west of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, transportation, highways, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Big weekend project on Va. Beltway

If you're going to be traveling in the D.C. area this holiday weekend, you may well have heard about Metro's big program of track work. But drivers also will face a significant snag on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway at Telegraph Road

By Robert Thomson  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Capital Beltway, Capital Beltway, Capital Beltway | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Weekend delays on Beltway

The Capital Beltway's outer loop will be narrowed on its south side in Virginia this weekend, and traffic delays are very likely. Managers with the Wilson Bridge project, which is doing the work, recommend that drivers avoid the area from 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening. Here's the plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Wilson Bridge openings overnight

The Wilson Bridge is scheduled to shut up to seven times Thursday night and Friday morning for routine tests of the drawbridges. The closings, which will last about 20 minutes each, will create traffic delays in both directions on the Capital Beltway. Long distance drivers should head around to the other side of the Beltway and cross the Potomac at the American Legion Bridge. An intermediate option is the 14th Street Bridge on I-395.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Wilson Bridge