Glebe Road to Close Near Chain Bridge Wednesday Evening into Thursday

Published on November 12, 2019

UPDATE — Nov. 14, 5 p.m.: North Glebe Road near Chain Bridge is reopen to traffic

UPDATE — Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m.: North Glebe Road between Military Road and Route 123 will likely remain closed into early evening rush hour tonight, due to weather complications. Seek alternate routes. Crews are working to have the roadway resurfaced as soon as possible Thursday evening after repairing the large water main that broke Nov. 8. Access into the District from Route 123 will not be impacted. Follow @ArlingtonDES on Twitter and sign up for Arlington Alert to stay up-to-date. 

North Glebe Road near Chain Bridge will shut down Wednesday night, Nov. 13, no earlier than 7 p.m. and remain closed through Thursday morning rush hour as crews restore full water system capacity and redundancy following the large water main emergency of last Friday.

Barring complications, the segment of Glebe between Military Road and Route 123 is scheduled to reopen in time for Thursday night's rush hour.

Throughout the work, northbound traffic on Route 123 will only be able to turn left onto Chain Bridge. Traffic crossing Chain Bridge from the District will have to turn right onto Route 123.

Within a few hours of the Friday break, crews were able to isolate and stabilize the break and restore pressure to the County's drinking water system. This week's work is required to repair the 36-inch transmission main segment, which was installed in 1944.

The repairs are not expected to have any impact on customers' water service.

Permanent roadway infrastructure repairs including guard rail replacement and drainage improvements will be conducted in the coming weeks. These repairs will be scheduled to minimize traffic impacts.

Glebe Road is a state route but Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services has taken the lead in repairs in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Follow us on Twitter @ArlingtonDES and on Facebook at Arlington County Environmental Services for updates.

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