Arlington Memorial Bridge rehabilitation project begins with lanes closures, construction

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Several years of traffic headaches are expected for commuters who use the Arlington Memorial Bridge to travel between Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The six-lane Arlington Memorial Bridge spanning the Potomac River was reduced from six-lanes to three lanes beginning Monday.

The National Park Service says they plan to run two inbound lanes in the morning and one outbound lane during the weekday mornings. That traffic pattern will reverse on weekday afternoons and evenings.

The Park Service says two lanes will be inbound and one will be outbound on weekends and holidays.

The Arlington Memorial Bridge was dedicated in 1932 and connects the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery. The rehabilitation project will cost $227 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report