Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
April 30, 2013
EXPECT MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS ON I-66 AND ROUTE 50 APPROACHING ROOSEVELT BRIDGE SUNDAY, MAY 5
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to close for 50 minutes at 8:20 a.m. and for 30 minutes at 1 p.m.
I-66 motorists should use Key, Memorial or 14th bridges into D.C.
ARLINGTON ─ On Sunday, May 5, the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge will shut down from 8:20 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the filming of a movie on the bridge which is owned and operated by the District of Columbia. Drivers accessing the bridge from Virginia via I-66, Route 50 or the George Washington Parkway will be detoured.
Virginia motorists heading into D.C. from I-66 have three options:
- Take I-66 East to Route 110 to the 14th Street Bridge (this is the official detour motorists can follow).
- Take I-66 East to Exit 73/Lee Highway to the Key Bridge.
- Take I-66 East to Exit 72 to Spout Run Parkway to George Washington Parkway to the Memorial Bridge.
Motorists heading from D.C. to I-66 can use the same options in reverse.
During the closures, message signs on I-66 as far west as Centreville will advise motorists to use alternate routes.
Virginia State Police, Arlington County Police, and U.S. Park Service Police will be stationed at various traffic control points on Route 50, I-66 and the GW Parkway.
VDOT traffic engineers anticipate that the 8:20 a.m. shut down will create 15-minute delays and the 1 p.m. closure will create 30-minute delays.
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