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I hear the 10th street ramp to 50 is closed
  • novasteve October 22, 2012 - 2:21 pm #55955 Reply

    Long term or is there just some problem today?

    ARLwahoo October 22, 2012 - 3:10 pm #55956 Reply

    Can't tell if this is a joke or not, but which direction?  Obviously 10th to 50E is closed since they blew up that stupid bridge at 7am on a Saturday months ago.  But, do you mean the 50W onto 10th exit?  They've been doing some work there recently, maybe they're finally paving that gaping hole in the ramp that threatens to rip axles off small cars

    novasteve October 22, 2012 - 3:18 pm #55957 Reply

    ARLwahoo said:

    Can’t tell if this is a joke or not, but which direction?  Obviously 10th to 50E is closed since they blew up that stupid bridge at 7am on a Saturday months ago.  But, do you mean the 50W onto 10th exit?  They’ve been doing some work there recently, maybe they’re finally paving that gaping hole in the ramp that threatens to rip axles off small cars

    Yes, the offramp is closed according to radio reports.

    ARLwahoo October 23, 2012 - 12:33 pm #55958 Reply

    Huh, haven't been by there in the past few days.  I'll let you know later today when I drive by.  They may finally be filling in that giant hole, it was causing people to come to a screeching halt once they got used to it.  Has been there for weeks (early September was the first time I ran over it and nearly cried over my poor suspension)

    The bridge looks like it's coming along though, I thought it was due to open next Summer..

    ARLwahoo October 23, 2012 - 12:35 pm #55959 Reply

    From VDOT:

    Bridge from southbound 10th Street to eastbound Rt. 50 (Detour Washington Boulevard to N. Pershing to Rt. 50) and the ramp from westbound Route 50 to N. Fairfax DriveSpring 2012 to fall 2013. See the detour map for this phase.
    The ramp from 10th Street to westbound Route 50 remains open but may be impacted by lane closures and traffic shifts.

     

    I guess it may be closed for good for awhile, crap

     

    Edit: this is only Fairfax Dr which has been shut down for awhile.  By the looks of the map, I can't really tell if they lump 10th st in.  It does look like that's the 10th St ramp closed though.  Sucks

    novasteve October 23, 2012 - 12:40 pm #55960 Reply

    ARGH.

    ARLwahoo October 23, 2012 - 12:54 pm #55961 Reply

    Yeah, thanks for the heads up VDOT.  With all the other closures, I'm not really sure the best detour.  Looping around to Pershing sucks, but coming up through Courthouse isn't much better.  I guess I'll go with the later and hope Wilson isn't hosed 

    F2BBS October 23, 2012 - 1:02 pm #55962 Reply

    ARLwahoo said:

    From VDOT:

    Bridge from southbound 10th Street to eastbound Rt. 50 (Detour Washington Boulevard to N. Pershing to Rt. 50) and the ramp from westbound Route 50 to N. Fairfax DriveSpring 2012 to fall 2013. See the detour map for this phase.
    The ramp from 10th Street to westbound Route 50 remains open but may be impacted by lane closures and traffic shifts.

     

    I guess it may be closed for good for awhile, crap

     

    Edit: this is only Fairfax Dr which has been shut down for awhile.  By the looks of the map, I can't really tell if they lump 10th st in.  It does look like that's the 10th St ramp closed though.  Sucks

    Looks like nanny state libbies are trying to run our lives even more by fixing freeway entrance and exits.

    ARLwahoo October 23, 2012 - 3:10 pm #55963 Reply

    Why do you even have to say that?  I'm glad they're fixing that hole, but the VDOT site makes no mention of it.  Some people use those roads, we were trying to share information.  What a useless comment in an otherwise useful thread.  

    redstang423 October 23, 2012 - 4:33 pm #55964 Reply

    I could have sworn I saw a sign saying that ramp would be closed around now, but I can't for the life of me remember when I saw it or what the duration of the closure would be. I vaguely remember seeing maybe a week or two tops for that ramp. I have no idea why I didn't pay more attention since I use that ramp all the time given where I live in Clarendon.

    ARLwahoo October 24, 2012 - 2:37 pm #55965 Reply

    Drove by, they have a big electronic sign up saying the ramp was to close on or about 10/21.  I thought I saw a bus exiting on it but I got off at Courthouse Rd so that I wouldn't have to go around.  No info on when it'll be open again.  Hopefully soon, it's a major artery into Clarendon

    JamesE October 24, 2012 - 2:45 pm #55966 Reply

    Hopefully they are repaving it because right now it is a mess, I will bottom out unless I slam on the brakes and go 5 mph.

    ARLwahoo October 24, 2012 - 2:48 pm #55967 Reply

    JamesE said:

    Hopefully they are repaving it because right now it is a mess, I will bottom out unless I slam on the brakes and go 5 mph.

    Same.  It would create backup, especially in the afternoon too.  This may be for bridge/surround area work though too..hopefully it's repaved and not out too longConfused

    Glebe Roader November 8, 2012 - 9:28 am #55968 Reply

    ARLwahoo said:

    Drove by, they have a big electronic sign up saying the ramp was to close on or about 10/21.  I thought I saw a bus exiting on it but I got off at Courthouse Rd so that I wouldn't have to go around.  No info on when it'll be open again.  Hopefully soon, it's a major artery into Clarendon

    Tried to use this ramp from westbound 50 to 10th St. yesterday.  It was closed.  Detoured one more exit to Pershing and it was fine.

    B22201 November 8, 2012 - 10:01 am #55969 Reply

    I don't know what they're doing on this project. . . but it's pretty bad that it's been about 5 weeks without even paving Rt50 Eastbound.  I'm not an engineer, and don't know at what temperature it's too cold for asphalt to properly cure/stick. . . but if it's not going to get paved until Spring, I'm going to be pissed.

     

    Until then. . . I drive Pershing, and Courthouse to get to Rosslyn to not @#$@ up my car.

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