What's Up With Construction on Beltway in Virginia
The debate over infrastructure in the federal stimulus plan this winter might leave some thinking that we've stopped building anything. But that thought wouldn't occur to commuters who use the western arc of the Beltway in Virginia.
Already, the HOT (high occupancy or toll) lanes project has cleared large swaths of territory on either side of the highway.
The Virginia Department of Transportation provides periodic updates. Here's what's going on this week, according to VDOT.
Braddock Road sidewalk demolition continues on the eastbound bridge. It's going to be a big detour for walkers. See it on this map. VDOT notes that pedestrians can also use Metrobus 17A, 17G and 17M across the Braddock Road bridge.
The right lane of Braddock Road will be closed in both directions during daytime hours this week. The start of the westbound bridge demolition is now scheduled for next Monday, when traffic will be shifted to the eastbound bridge. Two new temporary traffic signals will be installed at the ramp terminuses at I-495 north to Braddock Road west and at I-495 south to Braddock Road east. See details here.
The right lane of I-395 South will be closed during the day at the Springfield Interchange. I-395 HOV single lane closures will occur at night through Thursday. A daytime right lane I-395 HOV lane closure will occur at the Springfield Interchage from Tuesday to Thursday.
The left lane of Gallows Road east and west will be closed during the daytime hours this week for sidewalk and median removal. The left lanes of Arlington Boulevard in both directions under I-495 are closed for about 70 more days.
The right lane of I-66 will be closed at the I-495 interchange during daytime hours today and Wednesday.
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