Under Construction: I-395/Route 1 Southbound Exit 8C Bridge Repairs in Arlington County

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Please note: The bridge is closed every Friday night from midnight to 7 a.m. through this fall; Saturday nights are backup dates with the same closure times. The bridge weight limit is posted at 20 tons. 

This project is repairing the southbound I-395/Route 1 Exit 8C bridge that carries southbound Route 1 over the 395 Express Lanes, the northbound I-395 general purpose lanes and northbound Route 110.

The repair work includes:

  • Retrofitting and spot painting structural steel
  • Replacing the catcher beam system
  • Reconstructing the deck expansion joint
  • Installing a preformed joint seal 

The bridge was originally built in 1976 and rehabilitated in 1999. It averages 20,000 vehicles a day.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $1 million
Construction - $3 million
Total - $4 million

The project is financed with federal and state funding. 


This project will improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge.

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering - January 2021
Begin Construction - December 2022
Final Completion - Fall 2023


Contact Info:

Maaz Elhadi

Yusaf Masud, P.E.

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Construction Underway News Release - Dec. 2022

Programmatic Categorical Exclusion -
May 2022

Major funding source: Federal

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 118400, 121827

State ID: 0001-000-920, B624, P101

Federal ID: NHPP-BR09 (310); BR-5B01 (304)

Lat/Long: 38.866109, -77.050439

Locality: Arlington

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I-395/Route 1 Southbound Exit 8C bridge looking east - 2021
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Beginning of the I-395/Route 1 Southbound Exit 8C bridge - 2021

Page last modified: Aug. 11, 2023