Housing Complex

Oh God No: 14th Street Bridge Renovations Starting Soon

The 14th Street Bridge, caught in an uncharacteristically empty moment

Reason number 34,567,890 to not live in Virginia. According to the Washington Examiner: Mayor Adrian Fenty announced a $27 million rehabilitation project for the 14th Street Bridge. Construction will begin mid-May.

The most affected drivers will be those crossing into D.C. "Work northbound is slated to take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays, at nights and on weekends," the article states. Work on the southbound side and the HOV lanes will take place during the evenings and weekends.

And if you think this news is coming out of the blue, you're not alone: "Lon Anderson, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said the rehabilitation effort is much needed, but the District has not provided commuters enough notice to change their patterns."

  • Ms. D

    “Lon Anderson, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said ... the District has not provided commuters enough notice to change their patterns.”

    Too bad suckers. Guess you'll be rethinking that exurban McMansion soon.

  • really?

    Ruth, there's no need for the blatant VA/suburb-bashing... You've posted frequently on your suburban MD/Bethesda loving roots, so you can hardly take the stance of being a suburb hating Washingtonian...

  • Mrs. D

    Really? Last I checked, Bethesda was served by Metrorail and Metrobus, and, even if some idiot chose to drive from there, they wouldn't be using the 14th street bridge. Given that the sprawl in MD comes from 2 cities, I feel that what's in VA is much worse, and the people I meet from there are much more smug about how much better their suburban life is than my crime-ridden, rat-infested, noisy-and-polluted city existence (it could hardly be called a "life").

  • really?

    I'm not defending VA sprawl, rather calling out this post for what it is: just another example of the age-old VA/MD "my suburb is better than your suburb" argument...

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