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Headaches on the horizon

Construction updates | D.C. area travel tips

Travelers may encounter a stray shower tonight, but otherwise it will be just hot and muggy, the Capital Weather Gang says. Tomorrow night, the HOT lanes project is planning to begin a shift in the Capital Beltway lanes near Braddock Road.

Braddock Road/Beltway
A lane shift for the Beltway HOT lanes project that had been planned for last weekend has been reset for tomorrow night, starting at 9:30.

The inner-loop lanes will be shifted 3/4-mile before Braddock Road, where this portion of the Beltway will be reduced from five to four lanes. The exit lane to Braddock Road will be shorter. The traffic shift will be in place until late December. Meanwhile, workers will rebuild the roadway to accommodate the HOT lanes.

So at 9:30 p.m. Friday, workers will begin to re-stripe pavement and place barriers. Three lanes will be closed on the inner loop, leaving one lane open. The new traffic pattern will be in place by 9 a.m. Saturday. If there are weather problems again, the work will be postponed till Saturday night.

By Robert Thomson  | July 15, 2010; 7:15 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, HOT lanes, Headaches on the horizon  
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