Motorists Urged to Use Alternate Routes

As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, construction activities will require ramp and lane closures on August 21 and throughout the week of August 22 on the Capital Beltway (I-95/495 South) and on Telegraph Road.

Pile driving in the Telegraph Road interchange will require the closure of one lane in both directions of Telegraph Road between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Concrete girder placement under the Capital Beltway Inner Loop bridge will require full ramp and lane closures of Telegraph Road and connecting ramps on Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Crews will close one direction of Telegraph Road and corresponding ramps at a time, beginning with Telegraph Road North and the ramps to Eisenhower Avenue and the Outer Loop. On Monday, Aug. 23, workers will close Telegraph Road North and the ramps to Eisenhower Avenue and the Outer Loop until 1 a.m. Operations will then move to Telegraph Road South, where they will institute a full closure along with the ramp from the Inner Loop to Telegraph Road South. On Tuesday, Aug. 24, workers will reclose Telegraph Road South and the connecting ramp to complete the concrete girder placement. Crews will begin taking lanes at 10 p.m. each evening with full closures by 11 p.m. All traffic will be restored by 5 a.m., prior to rush hour the following morning.

Milling and paving work along the Inner Loop at Telegraph Road from approximately 8 p.m. Friday, August 27 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 28 will require the closure of the Inner Loop to Telegraph Road North ramp, Pershing Avenue West and will narrow Telegraph Road to one lane from Huntington Avenue to Pershing Avenue.

The detailed lane/ramp closures and corresponding detours are found below:

Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) – Night Work

Sunday, Aug. 22 to Thursday, Aug. 26 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning:

  • The Capital Beltway Inner Loop Local (I-95/495 South) will be narrowed to two lanes between U.S. Route 1 and Telegraph Road.

Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning:

  • The Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) ramp to Telegraph Road South will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists can exit at U.S. Route 1 South and take Huntington West back to Telegraph Road North.

Friday, August 27 from 8 p.m. to Saturday, August 28 at 2 p.m.:

  • The Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) ramp to Telegraph Road North will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists should exit at U.S. Route 1 South, turn right on Huntington Avenue West to take Telegraph Road North.

Capital Beltway Outer Loop (I-95/495 North) – Night Work

Saturday, Aug. 21 from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.:

  • The Capital Beltway Outer Loop (I-95/495 North) will be narrowed to two lanes at the Eisenhower Connector for a bridge deck placement.

Telegraph Road – Night Work

Monday, Aug. 23 from 10 p.m. to about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, Aug. 24:

  • Telegraph Road North will be closed to traffic.
    • Detour: Motorists can turn right onto Huntington Avenue East to U.S. Route 1 North. I-95/495 traffic can use the appropriate entrance ramps. Motorists wishing to access Telegraph Road North can use the Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) to Telegraph Road North.
  • The ramp from Telegraph Road North to Eisenhower Avenue will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists can take Huntington Avenue East to U.S. Route 1 North to Duke Street West to Telegraph Road South to Mill Road to Eisenhower Avenue.
  • The ramp from Telegraph Road North to the Outer Loop will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists can take Huntington Avenue East to U.S. Route 1 North to meet back up with the Capital Beltway Outer Loop.

Tuesday, Aug. 24 from about 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.:

  • Telegraph Road South will be closed to traffic.
    • Detour: Signs will be posted on Duke Street. Duke Street East travelers should continue on Duke Street East, then to U.S. Route 1 South. I-95/495 traffic can use appropriate entrance ramps. Motorists wishing to access Telegraph Road South can continue to Huntington Avenue West back to Telegraph Road South. Duke Street West travelers will be redirected to Duke Street West to Van Dorn Street South to the Capital Beltway Inner or Outer Loops.
  • The ramp from the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) to Telegraph Road South will be closed.
    • Detour: Variable Message Signs will notify motorists in advance to exit and U.S. Route 1 South to Huntington Avenue West back to Telegraph Road South.

Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning:

  • Telegraph Road South will be closed to traffic.
    • Detour: Signs will be posted on Duke Street. Duke Street East travelers should continue on Duke Street East, then to U.S. Route 1 South. I-95/495 traffic can use appropriate entrance ramps. Motorists wishing to access Telegraph Road South can continue to Huntington Avenue West back to Telegraph Road South. Duke Street West travelers will be redirected to Duke Street West to Van Dorn Street South to the Capital Beltway Inner or Outer Loops.
  • The ramp from the Capital Beltway Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) to Telegraph Road South will be closed.
    • Detour: Variable Message Signs will notify motorists in advance to exit and U.S. Route 1 South to Huntington Avenue West back to Telegraph Road South.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning:

  • Telegraph Road North ramp to the Inner Loop (I-95/495 South) will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists should take Telegraph Road North to Duke Street East, make a right onto Dulany Street, another right onto Jamieson/Mill Road West, onto Telegraph Road South to the Inner Loop ramp (I-95/495 South).

Friday, August 27 from 8 p.m. to Saturday, August 28 at 2 p.m.:

  • Telegraph Road North will be narrowed to one lane between Huntington Avenue and Pershing Avenue.
  • Pershing Avenue West to Telegraph Road North will be closed.
    • Detour: Motorists should take Eisenhower Avenue East to Holland Lane and then turn left on Duke Street.

Telegraph Road – Day Work

Saturday, August 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Both directions of Telegraph Road will be narrowed to one lane for pile driving between Huntington Avenue and Pershing Drive.

Monday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Aug. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon:

  • Telegraph Road South will be narrowed to one lane between Mill Road and Huntington Avenue.
  • Telegraph Road North will be narrowed to one lane between Huntington Avenue and Duke Street.

Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes to their destinations to avoid delays. Please use caution when traveling in this area. All construction-related work and dates are subject to change, depending on weather, material and contractor availability or other unforeseen conditions.

For more information about the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project visit our website at www.wilsonbridge.com.

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