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Headaches on the horizon

Construction updates | D.C. area travel tips l Capital Weather Gang

Travelers will find it's still pretty hot during their evening activities, and temperatures are likely to climb back into the mid- to upper 90s Wednesday. Road crews are out in this weather, too, and there are plenty of active projects across the D.C. region. Here's a sampler of those likely to affect your travels over the next two days.

Route 50 repairs
The Maryland State Highway Administration has launched a $402,000 roadway patching project along nine miles of Route 50 (John Hanson Highway) between the Anne Arundel County line and the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County. This section of the highway carries an average of 210,000 vehicles a day, and the pavement is cracking. The patching is scheduled to be done by Labor Day. Watch for updates here.

SHA plans to close one or two lanes overnight, which will cause traffic delays even with the lighter overnight volume. The HOV lane restrictions will be lifted during work hours only.

Schedule

  • Westbound Route 50: single lane closures overnight Mondays through Fridays between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound Route 50: single lane closures Sundays through Thursdays between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    Beltway repairs
    The Dulles Metrorail project plans to shut the two left lanes of the Capital Beltway's inner loop (northbound Interstate 495) at Route 123 to complete emergency pavement repairs. The work will occur between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. A single left lane will close at 9:30, followed by the second at 11 p.m.

    Beltway HOT lanes
    These closings on the western side of the Beltway in Virginia are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Three left lanes of the Beltway's inner loop (I-495 south) at Gallows Road will close for bridge demolition.
  • Two left lanes of I-66 east at I-495 will close for paving.
  • The left lane of the Dulles Connector Road west at the Beltway will close so workers can pour concrete.
  • Two left lanes of Arlington Boulevard in both directions will close for bridge work.
  • I-395 south at the Beltway will close for steel beam erection.
  • The inner loop's collector-distributor roadway at Little River Turnpike will close intermittently for up to half an hour after midnight for bridge demolition.

    Custis Trail repair
    Arlington County says it plans to repair a sinkhole on the Custis Trail near Lee Highway, at about mile marker 12, on Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone. See a trail map.

  • By Robert Thomson  | August 10, 2010; 7:15 PM ET
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