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Headaches on the horizon

Beltway HOT lanes: Beginning Friday night, northbound and southbound traffic on the Capital Beltway will shift left approaching the Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) interchange. Beltway lanes in this area will narrow so workers can safely demolish and rebuild parts of the roadway and the bridges over Route 50. This traffic pattern will remain for 12 to 18 months.

All lanes on the inner loop (I-495 North) will be closed by 11 p.m. Drivers will be directed to the exit ramp lanes for Route 50. They will continue through the ramp lanes to get back onto I-495 North. All four lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday. The traffic shift for I-495 north will begin near the Gallows Road interchange heading towards Route 50.

On Saturday night, all lanes on the outer loop (I-495 South) will be closed by 11 p.m. Drivers will be directed to the exit ramp lanes for Route 50. They will continue along the ramp lanes to get back onto I-495 South. All four lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. Sunday. The traffic shift for I-495 south will begin past the Lee Highway overpass toward Route 50.

By Robert Thomson  |  November 20, 2009; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the Horizon  
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