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Headaches on the horizon

Construction updates | D.C. area travel tips

As this heat wave becomes the longest of the year, according to the Capital Weather Gang, check the work schedule for the coming week on one of the D.C. region's megaprojects: the construction of the Dulles Metrorail extension.

Night work, Sunday to July 31
On the Dulles Metrorail project, this occurs from 9:30 p.m. through 5 a.m.

Leesburg Pike
-- West from Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) to Westpark Drive, watch for multiple lanes closed Monday and Tuesday nights for drainage installation, paving, striping and barrier movement.

Steel Girders at Magarity.jpg An overnight work crew installs steel girders at Magarity Road. (Dulles Metrorail)

-- West from Westpark Drive to Spring Hill Road, watch for multiple lanes closed Wednesday through Friday nights for road widening.
-- West from Spring Hill Road to Tyco Road, watch for multiple lanes closed Friday and Saturday nights.
-- West from Spring Hill Road to Tyco Road, the right turn lane will be closed Monday through Thursday nights for ground work.
-- East from the Dulles Toll Road to Spring Hill Road, the two right lanes will be closed Sunday night for paving.
-- East from the Dulles Toll Road to Westwood Center Drive, the right lane will be closed Monday through Friday nights for utility work.
-- East at Westpark Drive, the far right turn lane will be closed Monday through Thursday nights for ground work.
-- The ramp to the eastbound Dulles Toll Road will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday nights for paving.

Chain Bridge Road
On the southbound side, the ramp to the Capital Beltway outer loop will be closed Monday and Tuesday nights for pier work.

Westwood Center Drive east
Two lanes closed Monday through Friday nights at Leesburg Pike to remove temporary traffic detectors and install markers.

Spring Hill Road
-- On the northbound side at Leesburg Pike, a single lane will be closed Sunday night for paving.
-- On the southbound side at Leesburg Pike, two lanes will be closed Sunday through Friday nights for paving.

Gosnell Road north
On the northbound side at Leesburg Pike, the right lane will be closed Monday through Friday nights for paving and demolition.

Westpark Drive west
Two westbound lanes at Leesburg Pike will be closed Monday through Friday nights for paving.

Magarity Road
From Olney Road to Great Falls Street, the road will be closed Monday through Friday nights for bridge decking.

Frontage Road
Frontage Road for 400 feet from Leesburg Pike will be closed Sunday night for paving.

Daytime work, July 25-31
Expect delays in the Tysons Corner area along the Dulles Connector Road, Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) between 9:30 a.m.and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
-- The right lane of southbound Dolley Madison is closed through August 2011.
-- No left turns from the Chain Bridge Road south ramp to Route 7 east. Use International Drive.
-- No left turns from Chain Bridge Road north to Tysons Boulevard.
-- The ramp from Dolley Madison south to the Dulles Connector Road east is closed.

By Robert Thomson  | July 22, 2010; 7:10 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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