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Route 50 Detours

UPDATE – December 2013

This project has moved far enough along that most of these Detours no longer apply. You should be able to get to us without too much hassle. Route 50 Eastbound still has a detour, but it clearly marked.

Arlington County & VDOT are making some changes on the roads near Post-Op Media. The biggest project involves the intersection at Route 50 & Courthouse Road. This project will close access from Route 50 to Courthouse Road for several months. Eventually the interchange will re-open with a new bridge and connections between the roads.

As of January 25, the Bridge from 50 East onto Courthouse Road will be closed for removal. This closure will require you to follow a detour from Route 50 in either direction. VDOT has official detour routes you can use – 50 Eastbound & 50 Westbound. We think they will be more crowded during rush hours. Below are our suggested routes for reaching our offices:

ROUTE 50 – EASTBOUND

We recommend the following route: Exit onto Washington Boulevard toward Clarendon. Head north on Washington Boulevard for 1 mile. Turn right onto 10th Street North – look for a Shell Station on the right. Travel three-tenths of a mile and turn left onto N Barton Street – at the first traffic light. Proceed on N Barton Street approximately three-tenths of a mile. Turn right onto N 14th Street. At the intersection of N Courthouse Road and N 14th Street, 2020 will be on the right side, just past Courthouse Road.

You can click the map to the left to view the route on Google Maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUTE 50 – WESTBOUND

To reach our building from Westbound Route 50, however, you will need to use an alternate route. Instead of getting off at Courthouse Road, you should exit immediately after you pass under the pedestrian bridge. Make an immediate left onto 14th Street North. Continue on 14th past Queens/Rhodes Street. As you make your way up the hill, the road will curve to the right. It switches from 14th Street North into 15th Street North. Stay on 15th until you reach the light at Courthouse Road. Turn left on Courthouse and travel one block to the intersection of 14th Street North and Courthouse Road.

Here is a map of the detour from Westbound Route 50: (click the map to view the route on Google Maps)

 

GETTING BACK ON 50

When it comes time to head out,  you can still reach 50 Westbound via Courthouse Road. Heading to 50 Eastbound, you should take 14th St. west to Barton St. Turn left on Barton. And then turn left on Pershing. This will take you to a light where you can turn left on 50 and head east towards Alexandria and into Washington, DC.

(Click this map to view the route on Google Maps)

Postop-to-50E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING FROM 395

Exit from 395 North or South at exit 8A. Follow signs for S Washington Boulevard. Head north on Washington Boulevard for 3 miles. Turn right onto 10th Street North – look for a Shell Station on the right. Travel three-tenths of a mile and turn left onto N Barton Street – at the first traffic light. Proceed on N Barton Street approximately three-tenths of a mile. Turn right onto N 14th Street. At the intersection of N Courthouse Road and N 14th Street, 2020 will be on the right side, just past Courthouse Road.

Reverse the above directions to return to 395 from Post-Op Media.

Click the maps below to view your route on Google Maps

From 395North

395North to Post-Op Media

From 395 South (14h Street Bridge)

395South to Post-Op Media