More detours, construction for Route 50 interchange near Clarendon

January 11, 2013

Construction continues to affect commuters traveling through the area where Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard), Courthouse Road and 10th Street meet near Clarendon. The Courthouse Road bridge will be demolished, creating detours for drivers in that vicinity over the coming months. 

Crews will close westbound Route 50 on Jan. 26 and 27 to allow the demolition. The detour will direct drivers to take 14th Street to 15th Street, followed by a left at Wilson Boulevard, a left at Washington Boulevard, a left at 10th Street and back onto Route 50. 

Here’s a look at the detour:


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The detour will be in place on from Jan. 26, at 8 a.m., through Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.

After that, the bridge will reopen, but detours will remain at eastbound Route 50 and Courthouse Road until August 2013 as bridge construction continues.

Traffic taking eastbound Route 50 to Courthouse Road will be directed to the frontage road (the exit right after the current Courthouse Road exit), which will bring drivers to a four-way stop at Queens Street/Rhodes Street. They will make a left on Rhodes Street, a left on 14th Street and continue on to Courthouse Road. 

Here’s that detour:


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Drivers taking Courthouse Road to eastbound Route 50 will be redirected to 14th Street. Drivers will take 14th Street, make a right onto Rhodes Street, cross the bridge and turn left onto the frontage road before crossing N. Meade Street to the entrance to eastbound Route 50. 

Here’s that detour:


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This $39 million project, which we included as one of the 10 transportation projects to watch in 2013, will conclude at the end of the year. 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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Mark Berman · January 11, 2013