Facts at a Glance
- Telegraph Road interchange was rebuilt as part of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge project
- Cost: $236 million
- Start date: February 2008
- Completed April 2013
What's Was Done
Reconstruction of the Telegraph Road Interchange at I-95/495 is the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. All corridor improvements are complete. The work included three key components. The first involved widening a two-and-a-half-mile section of the Capital Beltway, extending the new THRU and LOCAL lane configuration from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The second involved building new elevated ramps connecting the Beltway to Telegraph Road, Eisenhower Avenue and related side streets. Finally, widening and other improvements will help facilitate better traffic flow along the Telegraph Road corridor and to/from the Beltway. Major construction has been completed and all improvements are scheduled to be completed by April 2013.
With the new Telegraph Road interchange, there is now a smoother traffic flow on Telegraph Road and Huntington Avenue. There are also new and improved bridges, traffic lights, drainage systems, retaining and noise walls. Pedestrians are enjoying better walking paths, new landscaping for Cameron Run and safer access to the new bridge.
Whenever possible, lane closures occur overnight between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. During weekdays, lane closures take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with all lanes reopening on the Virginia side by noon on Fridays. No lane closures occur during rush hours, the weekends or holidays. Businesses and residential communities will remain accessible.
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Call 703-329-0300 for more information.