Several I-495 lanes to close overnight
Overnight construction will close parts of the Beltway in Virginia as part of the I-495 HOT lanes project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The closures will begin the night of Monday, Dec. 27, and last through the morning of Thursday, Dec. 30. All of the closures will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The impacted areas:
-- I-495 South at I-66
WHAT: Crews will close three lanes of I-495 South at I-66. And temporary I-495 South at I-66 stoppages will occur for up to 30 minutes after midnight for steel bridge beam replacement.
ALTERNATE ROUTE: VDOT advises drivers to avoid the area by taking I-66 West to Nutley Street, following the loop ramps back to I-66 East and taking I-495 South from there.
-- I-495 north at Gallows Road (Route 650)
WHAT: Crews will close three lanes of I-495 north at Gallows Road. And temporary I-495 North at Gallows Road stoppages will occur for up to 30 minutes after midnight for steel bridge beam placement.
-- I-495 north and south at Little River Turnpike (Route 236)
WHAT: Crews will close three lanes of I-495 north and south at Little River Turnpike. And temporary stoppages on I-495 (in both directions) at Little River Turnpike will occur for up to 30 minutes after midnight for steel bridge beam placement.
Don't forget, all lane closures will be suspended starting at noon on Thursday, Dec. 30, through 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2011.