Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation


What's New?

New nighttime traffic pattern
Until fall 2019, the National Park Service will reduce the number of lanes from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The overnight traffic pattern will involve workers closing one of the bridge’s three open lanes for several hours at a time and temporarily closing an additional lane throughout the night. During the time when only one travel lane is open, flaggers will direct traffic. The flaggers will stop drivers to allow one way travel in the open lane while workers install a new surface on the bridge from 9 p.m. until about 5 a.m. Learn more and see a graphic in our news release.

Three lane traffic pattern
All traffic has shifted to the north side of the bridge and is using three lanes and one sidewalk. In the morning, two lanes are open into DC and one lane to Virginia. In the afternoon, two lanes are open to Virginia and one lane into DC. Get all the details for drivers and pedestrians and bicyclists.

Rehabilitation work continues
Workers are preparing to install new bridge supports, doing structural work, and removing sections of the bridge deck. Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians should watch for workers and construction equipment when they use the bridge. Read more about Construction & News.


More than a bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge has served as a monument to the sacrifices and valor of our nation’s military personnel since its dedication in 1932. Now that it is nearly 90 years old, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are rehabilitating the bridge for service in its second century. As one of the largest transportation projects in National Park Service history, the rehabilitation of Arlington Memorial Bridge will give new life to our capital’s ceremonial entrance while respecting its character, history, and national significance.


Last updated: May 30, 2019

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