Arlington Memorial Bridge with several cars and the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in the distance.
Drivers on Arlington Memorial Bridge.

NPS / Rachel Hendrix

What's happening now?

Preparations for planned, temporary total closure

Workers are staging materials and moving barges to get ready for the total closure of Arlington Memorial Bridge beginning on Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m. and ending on Monday, October 1 at 5 a.m. The bridge will be closed to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists during the weekend. You can detour around this work by using:

  • Metro
  • Francis Scott Key Bridge
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (Interstate 66)
  • 14th Street Bridge (Interstate 395)
  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway)

Ongoing staging area set-up and construction preparation

Drivers should watch for workers moving equipment to staging areas south of Memorial Circle and in cross-walks near Arlington Memorial Bridge. Workers may temporarily close lanes or stop traffic in order to stage equipment and construction materials for work that will begin in earnest this fall. Use caution and follow workers' signals when you drive near the staging areas, around Memorial Circle, and on Arlington Memorial Bridge.


What's next?

Throughout the summer, we will continue to prepare Arlington Memorial Bridge for its full rehabilitation. This will require occasional lane and sidewalk closures. We will share information about those here.

In fall 2018, we will close three lanes on Arlington Memorial Bridge to begin intensive rehabiliation work. While the three lanes are closed, we will shift traffic to the other side of the bridge. There will always be one lane open eastbound and one lane open westbound. We will shift traffic in the third lane to accomodate rush hour traffic in and out of Washington DC

We will share more information about the work on this page.

Last updated: September 21, 2018

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