Lane shifts, ramp closures in Tysons
Crews remove a Beltway bridge in Tysons in June.
The ramp from Route 123 to the Inner Loop will close Tuesday night, part of changes that will last for up to two years in connection with the high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes project.
Officials said the new traffic pattern will require drivers to merge to the left on northbound 123 and make a left turn at a new traffic signal prior to the Capital One campus. New turn lanes will allow a dual left turn onto I-495 North. Officials warned that there may be additional delays, especially during peak times.
On Wednesday all four lanes of the Inner Loop will shift to the left over Chain Bridge Road. Once motorists cross, the lanes will shift back to connect with the existing Beltway. Drivers exiting to Tysons/Vienna should be prepared to encounter a two-lane ramp leading to a new traffic signal.
This weekend will be even worse, but at least that will be a temporary headache: Route 123 will be shut down under the Beltway from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, as crews demolish the old Inner Loop bridge. Be alert for detours and ramp closures in the area. Expect the Virginia Department of Transportation to release a time-lapse video like the one above at a later date.
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| October 12, 2010; 6:52 PM ET
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