Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
April 25, 2014
ROUTE 50 INTERCHANGE UPDATE
Several long-term closures opened; New traffic patterns and short-term closures
ARLINGTON—Virginia Department of Transportation crews have opened several long-term closures at the Route 50/10th Street and Route 50/Courthouse Road interchanges. Drivers now have the following movements:
- 10th Street to eastbound Route 50 via the newly constructed bridge and eastbound frontage road through a new, signalized intersection at Courthouse and eastbound frontage road
- Courthouse Road to westbound Route 50 via the westbound frontage road
- North Fairfax Drive to westbound Route 50
Eastbound Route 50 traffic will still use the Pershing Drive detour. The westbound frontage road will be re-opened today from Courthouse Road and North Fairfax Drive to westbound Route 50.
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. April 28, the ramp from westbound Route 50 to Courthouse Road will be closed through the end of May 2014 to complete improvements to Courthouse Road. Drivers will be detoured via Fairfax Drive to 14th/15th Street to Courthouse Road.
Drivers are asked to be aware of the new traffic patterns and temporary signage, and that the new signal at Courthouse Road and the eastbound Route 50 frontage road will remain on flash for 2-3 days as testing and timing are completed.
Temporary daytime lane closures in the project area will continue as crews finish punchlist items. The entire $39 million project to improve the 1950s-era interchanges, add shared-use paths and include a public art component, is expected to be complete in early July.
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