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Mike Murphy 703-638-8547


April 28, 2021

King Street Traffic Shift at I-395 in Alexandria May 3
I-395 southbound ramp to eastbound King Street also to close for about two weeks for bridge deck replacement

ALEXANDRIA – Drivers along King Street (Route 7) in Alexandria can expect a new temporary traffic pattern at I-395 beginning Monday morning, May 3, weather permitting, for work as part of the rehabilitation of the King Street Bridge over I-395, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Drivers can expect lane closures in both directions of King Street over I-395 overnight Sunday, May 2 from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday, May 3 so crews can install temporary striping for the traffic shift. Around 5 a.m. Monday, the eastbound lanes of the bridge will close and eastbound traffic will be shifted so that one lane of traffic in each direction will run on the westbound King Street side of the bridge while the bridge deck on the eastbound side is replaced.

To improve traffic flow, the following detour for eastbound King Street traffic will also be signed: North Beauregard Street, West Braddock Road, North Van Dorn Street and Menokin Drive back to King Street.

Additionally, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, the ramp from southbound I-395 to eastbound King Street will also be closed until work on the eastbound side of the bridge is complete around Tuesday, May 18. Traffic will be detoured via the southbound I-395 collector-distributor lanes (Exit 7-Glebe Road/Shirlington), North Quaker Lane, Fern Street and Kenwood Avenue back to King Street.

The $13 million rehabilitation of King Street over I-395 includes upgrading the King Street overpass, as well as pedestrian improvements along King Street between Park Center Drive and Menokin Drive. The project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funding used for bridges. The project is expected to be complete this summer. Read more

Within the project limits, King Street averages up to 43,000 vehicles a day and I-395 averages up to 208,000.

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