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Headaches on the horizon

Overnight at Telegraph Road: The Wilson Bridge construction project is planning for alternating lane closures in each direction of Telegraph Road between Huntington Avenue and Duke Street nightly through Thursday. Workers need the space for overhead bridge painting.

Telegraph Road will not be completely closed, but traffic movement will be restricted at times from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to one lane in each direction. That's very likely to result in traffic congestion and it would be best to avoid the area.

Beltway at I-66: VDOT will close the Capital Beltway's outer loop at I-66 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Thursday so workers can install steel beams for a new bridge at I-66 East over the Beltway. This is part of the HOT Lanes project.

One lane will close at 9:30 p.m. By 11 p.m., traffic will be detoured onto I-66 West, then to Exit 62 (Nutley Street), then turned around to I-66 East and back toward the Beltway. VDOT says the detour may add 15 to 20 minutes to a trip during the peak overnight hour, between 11 p.m. and midnight.

Wednesday at Route 109 Bridge: Starting at 9 a.m., there will be a traffic shift on the bridge over Little Bennett Creek onto the newly re-decked westbound side. The traffic shift should be complete before the afternoon rush. The workers will start the second phase of the bridge rehab, which should be done this winter.

To avoid delays during the traffic switch, drivers should try Route 355 (Frederick Road).

By Robert Thomson  |  November 3, 2009; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the Horizon  
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