Northern Virginia: Project in works to reduce American Legion Bridge congestion

Commuters who endure one of the worst bottle necks in Northern Virginia — the beltway at the American Legion Bridge, are about to get some relief with an aggressive billion-dollar plan to reduce congestion.

Commuters using the American Legion Bridge to get over the Potomac River have been cursing it for years. Virtually every rush hour traffic slows to a crawl from Tyson’s Corner to the river.

The current hot lanes are no help — they end about two and a half miles before the bridge. It’s a a bottleneck Virginia Governor Ralph Northam hopes to eliminate with a new deal signed with a private company based in Australia, Transurban.