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Headaches on the horizon

Jones Branch Drive
Work is underway to relocate a sewer line along this important connector road in Tysons Corner, and it's closing off two lanes on the east side on Jones Branch Drive from just after the Westpark Drive intersection to the southern entrance to the Gannett building. Traffic is shifting to the west side, with one lane open in each direction. The traffic shift allows construction workers on HOT lanes project to replace an 850-foot section of sewer pipe containing asbestos.

Travelers in that area will see workers in anti-contamination clothing and respirators who are cutting and sealing 20-foot sections of pipe. The sections will be removed from the roadway. All this will occur during daylight hours only, when the weather is dry.

Once the old piping is out, workers will install new, asbestos free sewer line. This will take up to 10 more weeks. Later, road crews will build a direct connection from the HOT lanes along the Capital Beltway to Jones Branch Drive. That work is scheduled to begin in early 2011. The HOT lanes project is scheduled to be complete in 2013.

By Robert Thomson  | July 19, 2010; 7:55 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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