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Posted at 6:15 PM ET, 02/22/2011

Beltway work in Tysons canceled tonight

By Robert Thomson

The three-lane closure on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Tysons Corner has been canceled for tonight in the aftermath of today's snow. The closing, part of the Dulles Metrorail project, is scheduled to resume Wednesday night and continue overnights through Friday.

This is the highly visible phase of construction that will send the new rail line over the Beltway. A huge piece of construction equipment called a truss is being used to place the guideway that will contain the tracks.

This work, which for safety reasons requires closing the Beltway lanes and the ramps from the inner loop to Route 123, is scheduled to continue for about a month. This is the pattern:

9:30 to 10 p.m. Crews begin setting up barriers for the closing of the right lane on the inner loop about a half mile before the Route 7 exit. The exit ramps at Route 7 will not be affected.

10:30 p.m. Crews will begin to close the second right lane near the Route 7 bridge and the third lane before the Route 123 interchange. The ramps to and from Route 123 also will close at this time.

11 p.m. All closings are scheduled to be in effect.

5 a.m. All Beltway lanes and the exits to Route 123 will be reopened.

By Robert Thomson  | February 22, 2011; 6:15 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway, Tysons Corner, Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock  
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