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Traffic Alert: Telegraph Road Closed This Weekend

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is closing the main thoroughfare this weekend for construction.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is closing Telegraph Road this weekend, weather permitting.

Telegraph Road will be closed in both directions between Huntington Avenue and Duke Street on Saturday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 18, reports the Carlyle Community blog.

It suggests that motorists heading north should take Huntington Avenue to U.S. Route 1 North to Duke Street. Detour signs will be posted for southbound motorists.

This work is expected to cause significant backups and motorists are strongly encouraged to find alternate routes, including avoiding Duke Street East and West and Route 1 near Old Town.

A. Person November 15, 2012 at 05:14 AM
From the outside, it looks like an ordinary bridge but this must be the most complex bridge construction ever. These periodic closures have been going on for two years, with painfully little progress. This project was supposed to be complete in September. September 2011. When will it ever end?
Lee Hernly November 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM
The project has always been projected to be complete in fall 2013. There are some areas of the project that were to be complete in 2013 that they have already completed. The last remaining part of the project is also ahead of schedule.
P-Man November 15, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Lee, while you are correct about the schedule, I agree with A. Person that this must be the most complex bridge construction ever. I have never seen an interchange take this long in my life. It is not rocket science, so I can only surmise that it must be a matter of funding.
Lee Hernly November 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
@Perry - I think the length of time to completion has to do more with minimizing traffic impact in such a highly congested area. The project was funded some years ago.

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