Headaches on the horizon
Delays are likely on I-95 south just past Lorton between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday while crews replace two overhead sign structures. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to close the HOV lanes at 9 p.m. and two regular southbound lanes at 10:30 p.m. each night. A single southbound lane will remain open.
All three lanes of I-95 south will be intermittently closed for up to half an hour just after midnight and again between 1 and 3 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. The left shoulder of I-95 north will also close but no northbound travel lanes will close.
This work is part of VDOT's I-95 widening project. I think this comment from my online chat Monday relates to it.
95 South on Sunday
Dr. G - yesterday I was headed south on 95, around 11 a.m. -- only to hit a giant wall of traffic from Springfield all the way to Occoquan, where it magically disappeared. Any idea why crazy back-ups like this happen? I never saw tons of cars getting off a single exit, nor did I ever see an accident -- it just was jammed.
That's probably just the summertime volume that could be eased somewhat by the completion of this project. The fourth southbound lane between Route 1 and the Fairfax County Parkway is scheduled to open this fall. The entire project, across the Occoquan to Route 123, should be done in fall 2011.
| June 21, 2010; 6:30 PM ET
Categories: Advisories, Construction, Driving | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon
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