Arlington Memorial Bridge repairs begin

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Starting Monday, drivers can expect delays on the Memorial Bridge, traveling to and from the District, as a two-month long construction project gets underway.

The National Park Service says crews will repair the concrete bridge deck and bascule span, resettle the granite curb and replace sections of the sidewalk.

During the weekdays, at least one eastbound lane will be closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and westbound lanes will be shut down between 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Weekend closures will last from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.

Park officials say at least one eastbound and westbound lane will remain open throughout the duration of the project. National Park Service spokesman Bill Line says the entire project will cost about $800,000.

Lane closures are expected to cause delays, but pedestrian access will be available at all times. 

The project is expected to be completed in November 2012.


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