VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Dec. 29, 2022
Repairs Underway on I-395/Route 1 Southbound Exit 8C Bridge in Arlington
Scheduled for late 2023 completion
ARLINGTON – Repairs are underway on the weight-restricted (20 tons) southbound I-395/Route 1 Exit 8C bridge, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The project will improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge, which carries southbound Route 1 over the 395 Express Lanes, the northbound I-395 general purpose lanes and northbound Route 110.
The project includes retrofitting and spot painting structural steel, and replacing the catcher beam system and strip seal at the joint.
During the project, some day and overnight single-lane closures may be scheduled, along with occasional overnight full closures of the bridge with detours.
The bridge, which was originally built in 1976 and rehabilitated in 1999, is about a fifth of a mile long and averages 20,000 vehicles a day.
The $4 million project is financed with federal and state funding and is scheduled for completion in late 2023.
For the most recent updates and to learn more, visit the VDOT project webpage.
Drivers are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.
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