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Headaches on the horizon

Beltway HOT lanes
Here's a list of the lane and ramp closures scheduled along the western side of the Beltway between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Lanes closed
-- Two left lanes of Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) west will close at the Beltway for bridge demolition.
-- A single lane of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west will close at the Beltway for utility work.
-- Three left lanes of the outer loop at Exit 54, Braddock Road (Route 620), will close for bridge work. You may encounter full closures of the outer loop for up to half an hour after midnight.
-- Three lanes of the outer loop will close from Exit 49, I-66, to just beyond Lee Highway (Route 29) for the erection of steel beams. You may encounter full closings of the outer loop for up to half an hour after midnight.
-- Three lanes of the inner loop will close at the Lee Highway (Route 29) overpass for steel beam erection.
-- Two left lanes of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) will close at the Beltway for bridge work.

Ramps closed
-- The ramp from I-66 west will close to the outer loop for steel beam erection. Traffic will be directed to continue west to Exit 62, Nutley Street, stay to the right following signs to I-66 east, take the inner loop exit to Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7), then stay to the right following signs to the outer loop.
-- The ramp from I-66 east HOV and general purpose ramps to the outer loop will close for steel beam erection. Traffic will be directed to take the inner loop exit to Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7), then stay to the right following signs to the outer loop.

By Robert Thomson  |  January 11, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Driving  | Tags: DC traffic, Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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