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Metrorail extension will close Tysons service roads

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Click on Dulles Rail project map for larger image of upcoming changes to Route 7.

This is the start of big changes along Route 7 for Tysons commuters. Beginning Monday, the service road of eastbound Route 7 between Pike 7 Plaza and the Koons GM car dealership will start to close permanently. Crews working on the Metrorail extension are closing portions of the service road one at a time until this entire stretch is gone.

Over the next year, the service roads on both sides will be closed and the through lanes shifted. The mid-block turning lanes will be closed. A wider median will be created to accommodate the elevated rail line and two stations along Route 7 between Route 123 and the Dulles Toll Road.

During the phase out of the service roads, drivers on Route 7 still will be able to reach the businesses along the road, but they should expect to see some different entrance routes. People heading for Marshalls, Pier One Imports, and the Sports Authority in Tysons Square Shopping Center still will enter through the usual spot from Route 7 just west of Wendy's (Marshalls Drive), with one exception: Koons customers should enter the property via southbound Route 123.

By Robert Thomson  |  November 6, 2009; 9:01 AM ET
Categories:  Construction , Driving , Metro  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Tysons  
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