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Headaches on the horizon

A roundup of construction and closings that may impede your travels in the next 24 hours.

Dulles Rail project
Be alert for multiple closures on the Dulles Toll Road, Leesburg Pike and Route 123 as crews perform paving, utility work and move concrete barriers.

HOT Lanes
-- Dulles Toll Road lane closure for milling.
-- -495 south to Exit 46B, Route 123 north: Ramp closed for steel beam erection.
-- Route 123 north to I-495 south: Ramp closed for steel beam erection.
-- Westpark Drive overpass at Route 123: Road closed for steel beam erection.
-- I-495 north between Exit 49, I-66 and Exit 47, Leesburg Pike: Three lanes closed for restriping.
-- I-495 north to Exit 50A, Arlington Booulevard: Ramp closed for bridge construction.
-- Arlington Boulevard at I-495: Two lanes closed east and west for bridge construction. Expect full intermittent road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight.
-- Also, be alert for Little River Turnpike ramp and lane closures for bridge demolition work.

Chain Bridge
The District Department of Transportation will close one lane on the Chain Bridge on Thursday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Crews will remove sections of the work platform used during the bridge project. All lanes will be open for rush hour, DDOT said.

Columbia Heights
District crews plan to excavate the center sections of 14th Street NW between Parl Road and Monroe Street. Fourteenth Street traffic will be restricted to the curbside lanes.

U.S. 1 in Maryland
The Maryland State Highway Administration is resurfacing U.S. 1 between East-West Highway and Albion Road in University Park. The $811,000 project is expected to last the rest of 2010. Expect single-lane closures along US 1 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Crews are removing the top layer of asphalt and resurfacing the roadway; cleaning and repairing storm drains; replacing curbs and gutters; replacing sidewalks and upgrading ramps; and installing new pavement markings.

Metro Blue Line
Trains between Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom-GWU stations will be single-tracking as Metro performs track work starting at 10 p.m. Add at least 30 minutes to your travel time.

MARC trains
-- Train 880 on the Brunswick Line will depart Brunswick at 7:40 a.m. Thursday with one less car.
-- The Odenton Station building will be closed through Friday, but trains will continue to make scheduled stops.

By Michael Bolden  | June 16, 2010; 5:06 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion, Highways, Maryland, Metro, Northern Virginia  
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