Beltway lanes closing overnights
Rush-hour slowdowns on the Capital Beltway at Tysons Corner may be partly attributable to drivers gawking at the array of concrete piers and construction equipment that appears to change daily. But upcoming lane closings for the Dulles Metrorail project are scheduled only for nighttime.
Workers will be using the large blue and gray trusses to send the rail line over the Beltway, and there will be intermittent lane closings throughout 2011.
This Next week, the two right lanes of the inner loop (northbound I-495) will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Sunday, Feb. 14, through Friday night, Feb. 18. Project managers say no detour will be necessary for through traffic on the Beltway, though drivers should expect slower traffic and delays.
The ramp from the inner loop to southbound Route 123 will be closed, requiring a detour. Drivers will be directed to use exit 46B onto northbound Route 123, then turn right onto Old Meadow Road, left on Colshire Meadow Drive, left on Colshire Drive, then left on to southbound Route 123.
[This post has been updated.]
| February 8, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
Categories: Advisories, Capital Beltway, Congestion, Construction, Driving, Tysons Corner, Virginia | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail
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