FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 9, 2014
NICE BRIDGE OVERNIGHT FLAGGING FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 15 - 18
Work related to ongoing cleaning, painting and repair project
WHAT: The Nice Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River will continue to be reduced to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and southbound traffic during off-peak hours. Currently, overnight flagging operations are Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. The overnight hours will temporarily change for the week of Sept. 15 – 18.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
WHY: Crew will be performing bridge deck work related to the preservation project that began spring 2013 and is expected to last two years.
Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during flagging operations. Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 10-feet from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort. Calls must be made one hour prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Standard off-peak flagging hours will return the week of Sept. 22:
· Daytime flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Overnight flagging operations Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. No work or flagging operations will occur on the same dates as Washington Redskins home games.
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The MDTA thanks motorists for their patience.