VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Mike Murphy


July 29, 2022

Duke Street Closed at I-395 in Alexandria August 7-10 & 14-17
Detours in place during one-way full closures for pavement repairs

ALEXANDRIA – Eastbound Duke Street (Route 236) will be closed at I-395 from 11 p.m. Sunday night, Aug. 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 10, and westbound Duke Street will be closed from 11 p.m. Sunday night, Aug. 14 to 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 17, weather permitting, for pavement repairs as part of the Duke Street over I-395 Bridge Rehabilitation project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

During the multi-day closures, traffic will be detoured via the following routes:

  • Eastbound Duke Street: Southbound I-395, eastbound Edsall Road (Route 648, Exit 2A) and northbound I-395 back to eastbound Duke Street
  • Westbound Duke Street: Northbound I-395, westbound Seminary Road (Exit 4) and southbound I-395 back to westbound Duke Street

Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes. All Duke Street interchange ramps will remain open during the eastbound closure. During the westbound closure, the ramp from northbound I-395 to westbound Duke Street and the ramp from westbound Duke Street to southbound I-395 will be closed; all other ramps will remain open.

The pavement work is part of the project to rehabilitate the Duke Street bridge over I-395. The improvements will extend the overall life of the bridge and improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, and include replacing the concrete bridge deck and beams, upgrading the westbound sidewalk to a shared-use path, and widening the eastbound sidewalk. The project is scheduled for completion in winter 2023/24.

Visit the VDOT project page for more details.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.  

You can get real-time traffic, work zone and incident information online at 511virginia.org, via the free mobile 511Virginia app, or by calling 511 in Virginia anywhere anytime.

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