American Legion Bridge

November 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland, Virginia Ink Accord on New American Legion Bridge

The Maryland and Virginia governors have agreed on moving forward with a new American Legion Bridge as well as funding formulas on how the costs will be distributed, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. The bridge, which connects Montgomery County with Northern Virginia, has eight lanes with 235,000 vehicles crossing the Potomac River daily. It’s […]

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March 29, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

All Lanes Back Open After Tanker Truck Overturned

An overturned tanker truck shut down all lanes on the inner-loop of I-495 on the American Legion Bridge, as well as the left two lanes on the outer-loop on Thursday. The accident caused major delays, and some motorists were in stuck in traffic for hours. Officials with the Maryland State Highway Administration say the scene […]

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March 29, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Stuck: Commuters Share American Legion Bridge Nightmares

The inner loop northbound on I-495 American Legion Bridge in Virginia was reportedly shut down for almost 13 hours Thursday evening due to an overturned tanker. At approximately 2 p.m., Virginia resident Harold Smith, managed to catch the accident on video as it overturned on the bridge with his dash camera. Smith described what he […]

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March 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 29. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Beltway Reopens at American Legion Bridge: The inner loop of the Capital Beltway on the American Legion Bridge reopened early this morning, according to WTOP News. 2. Silver Spring Metro Service Improvements: The Metro Board voted Thursday to approve their […]

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March 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: Outer Loop Lanes Open on American Legion Bridge

Update, 4:15 p.m.: The Outer Loop lanes on I-495 are now open, according to Alert Montgomery. All Inner Loop lanes of I-495 remain closed. The closure will likely remain in place through the evening commute. Seek alternate route if possible. Original post: Alert Montgomery has posted a “severe traffic alert” for the American Legion Bridge. […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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September 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Faults Hogan’s Highway Plan

Council President Roger Berliner told reporters Monday that Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans for I-270 and the Capital Beltway had three major flaws: Four new lanes on I-270 aren’t needed. Two reversible lanes would be sufficient. There’s no room for four new lanes on the Capital Beltway through Montgomery County. Adding the lanes would mean taking […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Truck Collision on Southbound I-495 Causes Delays (PHOTOS)

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Maryland State Police report that a Freightliner box truck struck another box truck early this morning near the American Legion Bridge. Police said the 2014 Freightliner truck overturned and landed on a 2015 BMW 428I, driven by a Rockville resident, as well as a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was driven by a […]

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October 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

American Legion Bridge with traffic

Montgomery and Fairfax Counties Press for American Legion Bridge Repairs

The Montgomery County Council and Fairfax Board of Supervisors jointly sent a letter to both Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe requesting that the two states “come together and focus on making improvements to address the severe congestion problems at the American Legion Bridge.” The letter asks that the states prioritize funding […]

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October 6, 2012 | Staff Writer

Traffic on American Legion Bridge

American Legion Bottleneck (Video)

County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova are attempting to allow traffic to use the shoulders on the approach to the American Legion Bridge. Together the county leaders jointly wrote to their respective state leaders requesting this in an attempt to prevent gridlock when Virginia’s HOT lanes open. Visit our […]

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