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New York Avenue
The new bridge at 9th Street NE, whose construction has been causing delays on New York Avenue, is scheduled to open in late January. In February, the District Department of Transportation will start demolishing the old bridge. The entire project at the bridge site is scheduled to be done in May.
One lane of New York Avenue NE westbound from Fairview Avenue to the 9th Street Bridge will be closed this weekend and next as part of the roadway widening work along the avenue.
This weekend's lane closing is scheduled to end by 6 a.m. Monday.
Next weekend's closing will start at 9 p.m. Friday and end by 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, when westbound traffic will move into three newly built right lanes.
Watch for nighttime utility work that will temporarily close lanes on Connecticut Avenue between Calvert Street and Woodley Road. The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority says it will be installing a two-foot storm drain pipe on Connecticut Avenue over the next month, between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.
During the construction, traffic on Connecticut Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Calvert Street and Woodley Road. There will be no street parking from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in those blocks.
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge project is opening several new ramps this weekend as part of the reconstruction at the Capital Beltway's Telegraph Road interchange.
The new ramps take traffic from the Beltway's outer loop to Telegraph Road North and the Eisenhower Valley and from the inner loop to Telegraph Road North.
Delays in Leesburg
Dominion Virginia Power crews are once again scheduled to pull wires across roadways in the Leesburg area.
Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday just west of Battlefield Parkway and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Market Street (Route 7 Business).
Security around pentagon
Because the Pentagon Force Protection Agency is extending employee checkpoints farther from the building Mondays through Fridays, people who use the Pentagon Metrorail station and the Pentagon Transit Center will encounter a new pedestrian pattern near the main visitor entrance starting Monday.
The security zone expansion will restrict public access to two center walkways leading to the Pentagon's visitor entrance.