New nighttime traffic pattern
Starting on Monday, March 11 through fall 2019, the National Park Service will reduce the number of lanes from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The new overnight traffic pattern will involve workers closing one of the bridge’s three open lanes for several hours at a time and temporarily closing an additional lane for about 15 minutes at a time. During the short, 15 minute periods when only one travel lane will be open, flaggers will direct traffic. The flaggers will intermittently stop drivers to allow one way travel in the open lane while workers install a new surface on the bridge from 9 p.m. until about 5 a.m. Learn more and see a graphic in our news release.
Three lane traffic pattern
All traffic has shifted to the north side of the bridge and is using three lanes and one sidewalk. In the morning, two lanes are open into DC and one lane to Virginia. In the afternoon, two lanes are open to Virginia and one lane into DC. Get all the details for drivers and pedestrians and bicyclists.
Rehabilitation work continues
Workers are preparing to install new bridge supports, doing structural work, and removing sections of the bridge deck. Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians should watch for workers and construction equipment when they use the bridge. Read more about Construction & News.