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Headaches on the horizon

Beltway Shutdown Postponed
The Beltway's inner loop will be closed overnight Tuesday and Wednesday about a quarter mile before and after Gallows Road (Exit 51). Meanwhile, the three left lanes on the outer loop will be closed during the same hours. This originally was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, but tonight's work was postponed.

Workers will be lifting steel beams into place for a new bridge at Gallows Road. This is part of the HOT lanes project.

The inner loop lane closings will start at 9:30 p.m. each night. All lanes will shut from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detour: From the inner loop, up the Gallows Road exit ramp through the traffic signal at the top of the ramp and back to the Beltway.

South Dakota Avenue
After the morning rush Tuesday through Thursday, the District Department of Transportation will close some lanes on the South Dakota Avenue Bridge over the CSX tracks in Northeast Washington. They will reopen in time for the afternoon rush.

Normally, drivers would find two northbound lanes and one southbound lane, except during the evening rush, when the center lane is reversed so there are two lanes for southbound traffic. But from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the next three days, there will be just one lane open in each direction.

This work is part of the bridge rehab project, a $7 million job that includes reconstruction of the bridge deck, as well as roadway and intersection improvements.

By Robert Thomson  |  October 19, 2009; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Driving  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the Horizon  
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