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Telegraph Road Construction Update Spring 2011

Telegraph Road Construction Update Spring 2011

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What the heck is going on in the Telegraph Road/Capital Beltway Interchange in 2011? This document provides construction updates for drivers.
What the heck is going on in the Telegraph Road/Capital Beltway Interchange in 2011? This document provides construction updates for drivers.

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Published by: carlylenewzguy on May 18, 2011
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 Woodrow Wilson Bridge ProjectConstruction Overview and Look-AheadSpring 2011Telegraph Road Interchange Reconstruction
Under construction since February 2008, the Telegraph Road Interchange Project is the finalmajor roadway component of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. The $236.8 million contractfor the interchange work is the largest single contract ever awarded by the Virginia Departmentof Transportation. Construction is on schedule for substantial completion by fall of 2012 andcontract completion in June 2013. When the interchange is complete, it will improve traffic flowfor the 46,000 motorists who travel it daily.The work includes three key components:1.
Reconstruction and widening of approximately two-and-a-half miles of the CapitalBeltway (I-95/I-495) from the Eisenhower Connector exit to the U.S. Route 1interchange, continuing the new THRU and LOCAL lanes west from Route 1.2.
Construction of new ramps creating an ‘urban interchange’ among the Beltway OuterLoop, Telegraph Road, Huntington Avenue and North Kings Highway.3.
Widening and improvements to Telegraph Road from East Drive to the Duke Streetramps.In all, the work will involve construction of 24 lane-miles of roadway, 11 bridges, related culvertand drainage systems, retaining walls, noise walls, pedestrian paths, lighting and traffic systems,landscaping and wetland creation next to Cameron Run.
Ongoing and Future Work – Beltway
Complete Last Ramp between the Beltway and Telegraph Road
 June 2011 Scheduled Completion
All movements between the Beltway and Telegraph Road ride on newly constructedramps except for the ramp from the Inner Loop to Telegraph South, which currentlyoperates on a temporary alignment. The final ramp is scheduled for completion in June2011.
Construct THRU Lanes through Project
 Late Fall 2011 Opening Goal 
This work includes the demolition and reconstruction of the old Beltway bridges overCameron Run and Telegraph Road. The current schedule shows completion of construction of the new lanes by fall 2011, with the new lanes open for traffic shortlythereafter. Such a goal will require favorable weather in order to permit placement of thesurface asphalt and permanent lane striping before winter. Otherwise, they will not openuntil Spring/Summer 2012 when the weather is favorable again.
Lay Surface Asphalt and Final Lane Markings on LOCAL Lanes through Project
Summer 2012 Completion
This work will follow the opening of the THRU lanes. Once complete, the Beltwaycomponent of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement program will be done.
 Fall 2011 Scheduled Completion
Trees will be planted between the Inner Loop and the banks of Cameron Run.
Ongoing and Future Work – Telegraph, Huntington, & N. Kings Highway Ramps
Open New Ramp from Telegraph Road South to North Kings Highway
 Mid-May 2011 Scheduled Completion
The opening of this ramp will permanently eliminate the left turn from Telegraph Southonto N. Kings Highway, thereby lengthening green light time for Telegraph Roadtravelers. Southbound Telegraph Road drivers will need to learn that the turn to N. KingsHighway is the first right after crossing the Cameron Run Bridge, while the turn toHuntington Avenue will be the second right. These movements are opposite the order inwhich the roads appear. This ramp opening completes the new ramps in this area.
Ongoing and Future Work – Telegraph Road 
Execute Stage 1 of Telegraph Road Bridge Work over Cameron Run
 Late May 2011 Scheduled Completion
With the completion of the eastern third of the new bridge, northbound Telegraph trafficwill shift to the east from Lenore Lane north and onto the new bridge. WestboundHuntington will also be widened to accommodate the new access. Once traffic is shifted,demolition and reconstruction of the middle third (Stage 2) of the bridge can commence.The new sidewalk/bicycle path connecting Huntington Avenue to the new ramp toEisenhower Avenue will open shortly after the traffic shift.
Execute Stage 2 of Telegraph Road Bridge Work over Cameron Run
 Late Fall 2011 Scheduled Completion
Completing the middle third of the bridge and shifting southbound Telegraph traffic ontothe new bridge will allow access to demolish and reconstruct the last third (Stage 3) in2012.
Execute Stage 1 of Telegraph Road Bridge Work over Railroads
 Late Fall 2011 Completion Goal 
Stage 1 demolishes one third of the old bridge, rebuilds and widens it, then shifts the fourlanes of traffic onto the newly constructed portion. During Stage 1, Pershing Avenue willbe closed in order to connect it to the widened Telegraph Road. This closure is currentlyscheduled to be in place from July through November 2011, but efforts will be made tominimize this interval. There will be no access to Telegraph Road or Duke Street fromPershing Avenue during that time. The detour will take travelers from EisenhowerAvenue east to Holland Lane to Duke Street.

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