August 13, 2011
Weekend Closures Planned for Chain Bridge
Closures Scheduled to Ensure Work Zone Safety And Minimize Weekday Traffic Impacts
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will be closing the Chain Bridge on weekends to conduct structural repair work activities under the bridge deck.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will be closing the Chain Bridge on weekends to conduct structural repair work activities under the bridge deck.
The majority of the repairs on Chain Bridge completed last Spring were conducted on the bridge deck. Starting on Monday, August 15, 2011 through Thursday, December 23, 2011, weather permitting, DDOT will be conducting an additional series of repair related activities that will be concentrated under the bridge. Weekend closures will be necessary to perform this work.
During the following weekends Chain Bridge will close starting at 8 pm on Friday and will reopen at 5 am the following Monday:
- August 19-21
- September 9-11
- September 16-18
- September 30-October 2
- October 7-9
- October 21-23
- October 28-30
- November 18-20
- December 2-4
- December 16-18
Impact on Traffic
- There will be no access to the bridge from either the District or Arlington. That includes cyclists and pedestrians because the sidewalk will also be closed.
- Thru traffic on Canal Road will not be obstructed, but motorists will not be able to turn onto Chain Bridge.
- Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and river crossings including the American Legion, Key, Roosevelt, Memorial and 14th Street Bridges.
- Variable Messages Boards are in place to warn drivers of the work ahead and re-direct them to alternative routes.
For additional traffic advisories please visit DDOT’s Traffic Alerts page
or visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District