Traffic Alert: Key Bridge Reopens After Bomb Threat; 37th Street Detour

Key Bridge at M Street
photo courtesy Metropolitan Police Department
Key Bridge at M Street

Key Bridge was closed in both directions July 11 for about an hour -- roughly 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -- after the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a phone call about a bomb. After a suspicious package investigation, police found nothing, they reported. Lanes on the bridge were opened to traffic a little after 11:30 a.m.

At the M Street side of Key Bridge, repair work has left metal plates on the roadway. A $20-million rehabilitation project for Key Bridge -- which connects Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va. -- is slated to begin in fall 2013, according to the District Department of Transportation.

Meanwhile, DDOT is detouring traffic on northbound 37th Street, NW, for its project to improve the intersection of 37th Street and Tunlaw Road, NW. "This detour is scheduled to last until Wednesday, July 24, weather permitting," according to DDOT. Southbound traffic on 37th Street will not be detoured during this period.

DDOT also reports: Northbound 37th Street, NW, traffic will be directed eastward on Whitehaven Parkway, NW, to northbound Wisconsin Avenue, NW, and then to westbound Calvert Street, NW. WMATA has installed temporary stops for Metrobus routes that have been affected by this project, and the related detour. Traffic control signs will be in place to guide travelers around the detour.

For more details, contact the project engineer Charles Daniel (202-409-2070 or or assistant project engineer Dawit Kebede (202-359-5926 or

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