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Headaches on the horizon

If you're planning an early getaway for the July 4 holiday, here's some information about potential delays on the highway. Most highway work in the D.C. region will be suspended by noon Friday and won't resume till Tuesday, but until Friday, there's plenty going on.

I-95 widening
Delays are likely Tuesday and Wednesday nights on southbound I-95 just past Lorton (Exit 163) as workers replace an overhead sign structure.

VDOT will close two regular southbound lanes at 10:30 p.m., leaving a single southbound lane open. All three lanes will close for as much as half an hour just after midnight and again from 1 to 3 a.m. The HOV Lanes will remain open southbound until 3 a.m. to ease congestion.

All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. The left shoulder of I-95 north will also close, but not the travel lanes.

Farther south on I-95, in Prince William County, watch out for overnight paving operations this week. Expect delays between Dumfries and Woodbridge each night through Thursday. On the northbound side, the delays will be between Dale City and Woodbridge. Work hours are 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Dulles Connector Road
The exit ramp from the eastbound Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) to northbound Route 123 (Dolley Madison Boulevard) toward McLean will be closed Tuesday through Thursday nights for construction on the Dulles Metrorail project.

The closings, to move big cranes around the work zone, are scheduled from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detour: Take the exit ramp to southbound Route 123 and go through the traffic signal to reach the northbound lanes toward McLean, the George Washington Parkway and Chain Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  | June 29, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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